Sorry I should have stated, I am not including a username and password in the 
connection details (as I want to see the layers that are not restricted that 
require a username and password), and I am accessing the connection via http.


From: Luigi Pirelli []
Sent: 18 August 2016 08:56
To: Chris Buckmaster
Subject: Re: [Qgis-user] QGIS - cached WMS / WFS service feeds?

How did you add user name and pwd in connection setting? Do you use https or 

On Thursday, 18 August 2016, Chris Buckmaster 

I have been adding some authentication to my Geoserver instance so around half 
of the layers served through WMS / WFS are now restricted and require a 
username and password.

On accessing the services through the WMS / WFS connections in QGIS (2.16.1), I 
notice that the ones I changed to require a username and password are still 
showing up (although they cannot be added, they are prompted for a username and 

It isn’t too much of an issue, but I have set my catalog mode as ‘Hide’ in 
Geoserver so presumed they would not show up in the layer list, and was 
wondering if QGIS perhaps caches these connections and stores the layer 
information that was previously accessible?

Thanks, Chris

Luigi Pirelli

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