Users/Groups and Roles Rest API

Security

The Users/Groups and Roles Rest API is only accessible to users with the role ROLE_ADMIN.

Input/Output

Data Object Transfer

Both XML and JSON are supported for transfer of data objects. The default is XML. Alternatively, JSON may be used by setting the ‘content-type’ (POST) and ‘accept’ (GET) http headers to ‘application/json’ in your requests.

Encoding of a user in XML:

<user>
        <userName>..</userName>
        <password>..</password>
        <enabled>true/false</enabled>
</user>

Encoding of a user in JSON:

{"userName": "..", "password": "..", enabled: true/false}

Passwords are left out in results of reading requests.

Encoding of a list of users in XML:

<users>
        <user> ... </user>
        <user> ... </user>
        ...
</users>

Encoding of a list of users in JSON:

{"users":[ {..}, {..}, .. ]}

Encoding of a list of groups in XML:

<groups>
        <group> agroupname </group>
        <group> bgroupname </group>
        ...
</groups>

Encoding of a list of groups in JSON:

{"groups":[ {..}, {..}, .. ]}

Encoding of a list of roles:

<roles>
        <role> arolename </role>
        <role> brolename </role>
        ...
</roles>

Encoding of a list of roles in JSON:

{"roles":[ {..}, {..}, .. ]}

Configuration

The default user/group service is by default the service named “default”. This can be altered in the following manner:

  1. Edit or create the file ‘/geofence/geofence-server.properties’ in the geoserver data directory.

  2. Modify or add the following line:

    defaultUserGroupServiceName= ..
    

Requests

/rest/usergroup/[service/<serviceName>/]users/

Query all users or add a new user in a particular or the default user/group service.

Method Action Response
GET List all users in service. 200 OK. List of users in XML.
POST Add a new user 201 Inserted. Created ID header.

/rest/usergroup/[service/<serviceName>/]user/<user>

Query, modify or delete a specific user in a particular or the default user/group service.

Method Action Response
GET Read user information 200 OK. User in XML.
POST Modify the user, unspecified fields remain unchanged. 200 OK.
DELETE Delete the user 200 OK.

/rest/usergroup/[service/<serviceName>/]groups/

Query all groups in a particular user/group or the default service.

Method Action Response
GET List all groups in service. 200 OK. List of groups in XML.

/rest/usergroup/[service/<serviceName>/]group/<group>

Add or delete a specific group in a particular or the default user/group service.

Method Action Response
POST Add the group. 200 OK.
DELETE Delete the group. 200 OK.

/rest/usergroup/[service/<serviceName>/]user/<user>/groups

Query all groups associated with a user in a particular or the default user/group service.

Method Action Response
GET List all groups associated with user. 200 OK. List of groups in XML.

/rest/usergroup/[service/<serviceName>/]group/<group>/users

Query all users associated with a group in a particular or the default user/group service.

Method Action Response
GET List all users associated with group. 200 OK. List of groups in XML.

/rest/usergroup/[service/<serviceName>/]<user>/group/<group>

Associate or disassociate a specific user with a specific group in a particular or the default user/group service.

Method Action Response
POST Associate the user with the group. 200 OK.
DELETE Disassociate the user from the group. 200 OK.

rest/roles/[service/{serviceName}/]

Query all roles in a particular role service or the active role service.

Method Action Response
GET List all roles in service. 200 OK. List of roles in XML.

/rest/roles/[service/<serviceName>/]role/<role>

Add or delete a specific role in a particular role service or the active role service.

Method Action Response
POST Add the role. 200 OK.
DELETE Delete the role. 200 OK.

/rest/roles/[service/<serviceName>/]<serviceName>/user/<user>/roles

Query all roles associated with a user in a particular role service or the active role service.

Method Action Response
GET List all roles associated with user. 200 OK. List of roles in XML.

/rest/roles/[service/<serviceName>/]role/<role>/user/<user>/

Associate or disassociate a specific user with a specific role in a particular role service or the active role service.

Method Action Response
POST Associate the user with the role. 200 OK.
DELETE Disassociate the user from the role. 200 OK.