Oskari Permissions

The maven module under service-permissions provides a generic permission handling database. Two db tables (oskari_resource and oskari_permission) are used to control access rights to layers and bundles.

Example: grant view permission for maplayer

We want to grant access for guest users to see a maplayer:

  • assume guests have role with id 10110 (configurable in UserService implementation)

  • assume layer wmsurl is http://www.oskari.org

  • assume layer wmsname is oskari

The maplayer needs to be registered as a resource for permissions db (since the permission implementation is generic).


| resource_type | resource_mapping                        |
| maplayer      | layertype+http://www.oskari.org+oskari  |
  • resource_type is a string reference to another table for example in this case oskari_maplayer.

  • resource_mapping is a table specific reference to the resource in question. For maplayers its url+name since this combination references to an actual unique service. The value could be the layer's id in oskari_maplayer, but then one could insert a layer for some url and then after receiving permissions change the layer to a completely different service (in this case the person granting permissions might be another than the one adding/modifying the actual layer).

After the layer has been added as a resouce we need to map the actual permissions


| oskari_resource_id | permission    | external_type | external_id |
| 1                  | EDIT_LAYER    | ROLE          | 10110       |
  • oskari_resource_id is reference to a row in oskari_resource table

  • permission is a constant value of the type of permission in question

  • external_type is a reference link for the external_id. Usually permissions are mapped for user roles so you the value is then 'ROLE' which means external_id is a role id. Another possible external_type is 'USER' which means external_id is a user id, but this isn't widely used or might not be supported in all cases. Recommented use for now is to only use ROLE mappings.

Permission types

  • VIEW_LAYER: Permission to view a layer

  • PUBLISH: Permission to publish a layer/use when creating an embedded map

  • VIEW_PUBLISHED: Permission to view a layer in a published/embedded map

  • EDIT_LAYER: Permission to modify a layer

Example: grant permission to add layers (for non-admin user role)

Adding layers is currently a generic permission (not mapped to data producer or similar). We need to add a resource for "generic-functionality".


| resource_type | Resource_mapping              |
| Bundle        | generic-functionality         |


| oskari_resource_id | permission    | external_type | external_id |
| 2                  | ADD_MAPLAYER  | ROLE          | 10110       |

Admin layer rights

There is an admin-layerrights bundle with which admins can set layers' permissions. Check adding bundles for how to add the bundle. When the bundle is added a role can be chosen and rights for that role for each layer can be set through the Layer Right view.

Last modified: Fri Mar 15 2024 14:11:33 GMT+0200 (Eastern European Standard Time)