Hi Richard, Yes, we use an User Agent for XYZ requests. The string is exposed in the settings (Settings → Options → Network). Users can change it. The default User Agent is "Mozilla/5.0".
Even if the user changes the UserAgent in settings, the string " QGIS/version" is always added to the User Agent defined. So, the User Agent is in fact "Mozilla/5.0 QGIS/3.x". See src/core/qgsnetworkaccessmanager.cpp QString userAgent = s.value( QStringLiteral( "/qgis/networkAndProxy/userAgent" ), "Mozilla/5.0" ).toString(); if ( !userAgent.isEmpty() ) userAgent += ' '; userAgent += QStringLiteral( "QGIS/%1" ).arg( Qgis::QGIS_VERSION ); pReq->setRawHeader( "User-Agent", userAgent.toUtf8() ); That is what we have: an User Agent as "Mozilla/5.0 QGIS/3.x". I think plugins should use the same approach. If some plugin 'misbehaves', we just need to fix it. Regards, Jorge Gustavo On 08-04-2018 13:38, Richard Duivenvoorde wrote: > Hi, > > Being busy with a Nominatim Locator Filter plugin, which retrieves > geocoder results from the Nominatim service, I read  in the Usage > Policy that the project asks to provide a proper User-Agent in the > headers. Same > > My question here: > - do we already have a 'QGIS-Desktop' User-Agent string? > I read that the tile services (we use the xyz tiles), also ask that , > so we probably (should) have? > > You can put a lot of info in it , but I could just add a plugin > string like: "QGIS-Nominatim-Locator-Plugin". > > OR would it be better to do it project wide: like there would be a > 'iface.getUserAgentString()' > which could create much more interesting User-Agent like: > "QGIS/3.1 (x86_64 GNU/Linux, nl, Qt 5.9.2, GDAL 2.2.4)" > Or so... > > Mmm, now thinking about it, it is probably better if I just use my own > User-Agent for a plugin, then when the plugin 'misbehaves', it is not > the QGIS-project that is blamed for it? > > Or is is better to have one 'face' to the rest of the world. > > Anybody? > > Regards, > > Richard Duivenvoorde > > > >  https://operations.osmfoundation.org/policies/nominatim/ >  https://operations.osmfoundation.org/policies/tiles/ >  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_agent > _______________________________________________ > QGIS-Developer mailing list > QGIS-Developer@lists.osgeo.org > List info: https://lists.osgeo.org/mailman/listinfo/qgis-developer > Unsubscribe: https://lists.osgeo.org/mailman/listinfo/qgis-developer > J. Gustavo -- Jorge Gustavo Rocha Departamento de Informática Universidade do Minho 4710-057 Braga Tel: +351 253604480 Fax: +351 253604471 Móvel: +351 910333888 skype: nabocudnosor _______________________________________________ QGIS-Developer mailing list QGIS-Developer@lists.osgeo.org List info: https://lists.osgeo.org/mailman/listinfo/qgis-developer Unsubscribe: https://lists.osgeo.org/mailman/listinfo/qgis-developer