Protecting GeoServer with CAS in an Enterprise environment

Dear Readers, in this post we will show a practical use case taking advantages from the GeoServer CAS authentication provider extension. A small introduction first. As you may already know, GeoServer ships with an highly configurable security subsystem based on Spring Security. This has been completely re-engineered, providing a more secure and flexible authentication framework. We are not going to provide techincal details of the security framework in this blog, but it is worth to highlight few features which are quite interesting. Multiple authentication mechanisms can be active within GeoServer at a given time. The following figure illustrates the flow...


UK GEMINI 2.2 schema plugin for GeoNetwork

Dear all, We have released in the GeoNetwork official repository a schema plugin that deals with the UK GEMINI (GEo-spatial Metadata INteroperability INitiative) v2.2. UK GEMINI v2.2 is an application profile of ISO19139, which follows the  metadatarequirements for  the EU INSPIRE Directive. You can find the standard specifications here. The schema plugin mechanism enables GeoNetwork to edit, visualise and disseminate metadata expressed in any format, once you provide XSD schemas for the format, and a set of XSL files which tell GeoNetwork how the metadata document should be processed. GeoNetwork was the reference metadata editor for GEMINI v2.1, and a...