Security in GeoServer is based on a role-based system, with roles created to serve particular functions. Examples of roles sporting a particular function are those accessing the Web Feature Service (WFS), administering the Web administration interface, and reading a specific layer. Roles are assigned to users and groups of users, and determine what actions those users or groups are permitted to do. A user is authorized through Authentication.
- Users and Groups
- User/group services
- Role services
- Role source and role calculation
- Interaction between user/group and role services