Geovisualization Developer's Guide

Layers Permissions

This summarizes what actions each role can perform on layer resources, find out more about the permissions endpoints in the layers resource guide.

READER on Layer

A user with role READER on a layer can:

  • Not see the body of the Layer.
  • Not clone Layers (to not conflict with the above).
  • Retrieve data through the layer.
  • Run stats queries on the layer.
  • Retrieve tags and info on the layer.
  • Does not see other permissions except for who holds the OWNER role.
  • Revoke their own READER permissions on the layer.

AUTHOR on Layer

A user with role AUTHOR on a layer can:

  • Use all READER permissions.
  • Retrieve metadata including the layer body.
  • Clone the layer.
  • Update the layer.
  • Publish the layer (i.e. make it public or set password-protection).
  • Read all layer permissions.
  • Grant/Revoke the READER role on this layer to other users.
  • Revoke their own AUTHOR permissions on the layer.

OWNER on Layer

A user with role OWNER on a layer can:

  • Use all AUTHOR permissions.
  • Delete the layer.
  • Grant and revoke any permission to other users.

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