File BrowsingΒΆ

The GeoServer web admin employs a file browser dialog that will expose locations of the file system other than the GeoServer directory. These locations include the root of the file system and the users home directory. In highly secure and multi-tenant environments disabling this feature may be desired.

The property GEOSERVER_FILEBROWSER_HIDEFS can be used to disable this functionality. When set to true only the GeoServer data directory will be exposed through the file browser.

The property is set through one of the standard means:

  • web.xml

  • System property

  • Environment variable

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