QGIS’s New Authentication System and Plugins

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dc.contributor.author Shaffer, Larry
dc.date.issued 2016-05-26
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10256.1/4301
dc.description.abstract Until recently, QGIS had no support for any authentication method beyond simply username and password, which could only be stored as plain text. Starting with QGIS 2.12, Boundless worked with the community to introduce an extensive authentication system. This system manages encrypted storage of user credentials, applies credentials using authentication method plugins, and is agnostic to both connection endpoint and method of applying credentials. This means the authentication system can be: extended with new method plugins modified via method plugins without rebuilding the core program adapted to new connection endpoints for existing or future data providers In QGIS 2.12 the authentication system currently supports username/password and public key infrastructure (PKI) credentials for HTTP, HTTPS and PostgreSQL connections, though it allows for a vast array of methods and endpoints for future consideration. This presentation introduces the new QGIS authentication system, its plugin infrastructure, and how it can be used in secure connections. The presentation will demonstrate crafting a new method plugin to show how easily QGIS can be extended to fit your organization’s authentication requirements. If your adoption of QGIS has raised questions about how to connect to authenticated resources please attend this talk
dc.format.mimetype audio/mpeg
dc.format.mimetype video/mp4
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Universitat de Girona. Servei de Sistemes d'Informació Geogràfica i Teledetecció
dc.relation.ispartofseries 2nd International QGIS User and Developer Conference;
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Spain
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/es/
dc.subject Sistemes d'informació geogràfica -- Congressos
dc.subject Geographic information systems -- Congresses
dc.subject Informació -- Sistemes d'emmagatzematge i recuperació -- Geografia -- Congressos
dc.subject Information storage and retrieval systems -- Geography -- Congresses
dc.subject Programari lliure -- Congressos
dc.subject Open source software -- Congresses
dc.title QGIS’s New Authentication System and Plugins
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/lecture


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