Bug report #9234

WFS client doesn't expose Header Authorization

Added by guillaume - about 10 years ago. Updated almost 10 years ago.

Category:Web Services clients/WFS
Affected QGIS version:2.0.1 Regression?:No
Operating System: Easy fix?:No
Pull Request or Patch supplied:Yes Resolution:
Crashes QGIS or corrupts data:No Copied to github as #:17855


When using a WFS layer to access to a private service protected by apache BasicAuth, the requests don't use the information provided in the login/password area of the service configuration to add an Authorization header to the request.
With standard apache configuration, you then have the authentication pop-up which appears and allows you to put your credentials. But with more complex configurations it simply doesn't work.
The WFS module should behave juste like the WMS module does.


#1 Updated by Scott Clark almost 10 years ago

  • Target version set to Version 2.2

We have a GeoServer 2.4 with public services and those that require authentication. The Add WFS Layer from a Server dialog only shows the public layers even though I've supplied a valid login. None of the private layers show up. I can successfully add a public layer. However, when editing, the WFS-T for that layer requires authentication. It fails to commit to the WFS-T so it appears that it's not using the auth information here either.

The response when trying to save is:

Commit errors: Could not commit changes to layer geonode:incidente
Errors: ERROR: 1 feature(s) not added.
Provider errors:
unhandled response: html

There is nothing that tells me it's failing to authenticate though. All of the private layers do show up in the Add WMS dialog.

#2 Updated by René-Luc ReLuc almost 10 years ago

  • Pull Request or Patch supplied changed from No to Yes
  • Status changed from Open to In Progress

#3 Updated by René-Luc ReLuc almost 10 years ago

  • % Done changed from 0 to 100
  • Status changed from In Progress to Closed

Merged with commit a98df93a0db86db0b41431b44d0d5835c7c892a6

backport to release-2_2 with commit ad21b90b613afd3beae0e4192d02883d0ca3ff99

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