Support #3630

LV: Question about secured service validation

Added by Vladimirs Vicehovskis about 1 year ago. Updated about 1 year ago.

Status:FeedbackStart date:26 Jun 2019
Priority:NormalDue date:
Assignee:Angelo Quaglia% Done:

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Category:INSPIRE Regulations
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Submitting Organisation:LV Knowledge-Base relevant?:Yes
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Country:LV - Latvia Keyword #2:
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Description

We have some questions about Inspire data and service (View and Download) validation in case, if services has security and limited availability. So as we understand it is possible to have secured Inspire services, but there are some open issues about validation and service/data availability.

Latvian State Land Service are starting to update their Inspire services and they are worried about the service validation – because services will be secured and available only for a fee, so it will be impossible to automatically validate them with an Inspire validator and to access them from Inspire Geoportal. What are the right steps to fully provide this data and services to Inspire? Is it ok if secured service link will be added to metadata with full description about availability and possibility to purchase access to 

History

#1 Updated by Vladimirs Vicehovskis about 1 year ago

Vladimirs Vicehovskis wrote:

We have some questions about Inspire data and service (View and Download) validation in case, if services has security and limited availability. So as we understand it is possible to have secured Inspire services, but there are some open issues about validation and service/data availability. Latvian State Land Service are starting to update their Inspire services and they are worried about the service validation – because services will be secured and available only for a fee, so it will be impossible to automatically validate them with an Inspire validator and to access them from Inspire Geoportal. What are the right steps to fully provide this data and services to Inspire? Is it ok if secured service link will be added to metadata with full description about availability and possibility to purchase access to purchase access to the service, or in addition we need to provide free access from Inspire side (for example special user and access from JRC IP addresses)?

 

#2 Updated by Angelo Quaglia about 1 year ago

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#3 Updated by Angelo Quaglia about 1 year ago

  • Subject changed from Question about secured service validation to LV: Question about secured service validation
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  • Submitting Organisation set to LV
  • Country set to LV - Latvia

Dear Vladimirs,

The Network Service Metadata Response (e.g. OGC Capabilities) must be accessible in all cases or the INSPIRE Geoportal will be unable to establish the links between the resources.

 

You can protect some Network Services and even charge for their use but please ensure you are aware of what is written in the INSPIRE DIrective:

Article 12

Member States shall ensure that public authorities are given the technical possibility to link their spatial data sets and services to the network referred to in Article 11(1). This service shall also be made available upon request to third parties whose spatial datasets and services comply with implementing rules laying down obligations with regard, in particular, to metadata, network services and interoperability.

 

Article 14 

Member States shall ensure that the services referred to in points (a) and (b) of Article 11(1) are available to the public free of charge. (*)

2.  By way of derogation from paragraph 1, Member States mayallow a public authority supplying a service referred to in point(b) of Article 11(1) to apply charges where such charges securethe maintenance of spatial data sets and corresponding data services, especially in cases involving very large volumes of frequently updated data.

3.  Data made available through the view services referred to in point (b) of Article 11(1) may be in a form preventing their re-use for commercial purposes.

4.  Where public authorities levy charges for the services referred to in points (b), (c) or (e) of Article 11(1), Member States shall ensure that e-commerce services are available. Such services may be covered by disclaimers, click-licences or, where necessary, licences

 

(*)

a) = Discovery Services

b) = View Services

 

Best regards,

Angelo

 

#4 Updated by Vladimirs Vicehovskis about 1 year ago

This case meets Article 14 points 2, 3 and 4. 

 

So the question is more about the technical realization – data holder is interested to provide View and Download services only for a fee, so in that case if Network services are with security there is no possibilities to validate them and to meet Inspire requirements?

 

Or it is ok, if GetCapabilites request for these services are for free, but other requests for a fee?

#5 Updated by Angelo Quaglia about 1 year ago

To recap:

Discovery Services  will still be available to the public free of charge.

I do not see a problem with this because nothing will change from the point of view of the INSPIRE Geoportal.

 

View Services  will still be available to the public free of charge may be in a form preventing their re-use for commercial purposes.

I do not see a problem with this because nothing will change from the point of view of the INSPIRE Geoportal.

 

Download Services operations returning metadata will still be available to the public free of charge.

For an OGC WFS this means:

GetCapabilities, ListStoredQueries, DescribeStoredQueries, DescribeFeatureType.

For an Atom based service:

Service feed, OpenSearch description document, Dataset feeds. Actual download links may be redirected to an e-commerce site if the client is not authenticated.

However, the best situation would be if the Service Provider could make the service accessible to the INSPIRE Geoportal via a token or any other kind of authentication mechanism so that it can sample the Spatial Objects made available.

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