Bug report #6609

WFS client does not store Username and Password

Added by Giovanni Manghi over 11 years ago. Updated about 10 years ago.

Category:Web Services clients/WFS
Affected QGIS version:master Regression?:No
Operating System: Easy fix?:No
Pull Request or Patch supplied:No Resolution:fixed/implemented
Crashes QGIS or corrupts data:No Copied to github as #:15797


Tested on both qgis 1.8 and master and Windows and Linux.

The WFS client does not store the username and password when the service is behind simple httpd authentication, so it always asks for the credentials.

Does not happen in the WMS and WCS clients.


#1 Updated by Chris Berkhout about 11 years ago

Might be better to call this "WFS client does not use Username and Password".

In my experience QGIS doesn't keep asking for credentials again during the same session, but it does when it is restarted and a new connection is made to the saved server (which has authentication details saved and visible via the edit button).

Not using the given credentials on the first request (ie. only doing authentication if an anonymous request is denied) means that we have to resort to tricky workarounds (http://lists.osgeo.org/pipermail/qgis-user/2013-May/022544.html) to get access to protected layers on servers that have some public layers.

#2 Updated by Giovanni Manghi about 10 years ago

  • Resolution set to fixed/implemented
  • Status changed from Open to Closed

this has been fixed recently.

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