Disable Export layer feature

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Nomeneta Saili

Oct 16, 2022, 1:28:36 AM10/16/22
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Hi guys,

Been testing and looking at the documentation but can't find a way to disable users from downloading/exporting layers from the map.

Tried everything with differnet user types etc but still have the export layer function avaliable even to any public maps.

Is there a way I can disable this per user or groups?



Matteo Velludini

Oct 17, 2022, 5:46:51 AM10/17/22
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Download appears in two different places
- FeatureEditor (attribute table)

in order to remove this from TOC you have to edit the configuration of mapstore called localConfig.json,
i'm guessing you want this for the desktop version only so your changes can address only that array i.e. plugins.desktop, but you can add this config to every occurrence of TOC plugin

- this is for the TOC (see here)
  activateDownloadTool: false

- For the download option in the FeatureEditor you may simply remove this plugin that is inserted in the toolbar

If you want to disable layer download only for non admin user i may suggest to use this configuration disablePluginIf instead since it is a way of using expression in order to render or not a plugin, in this case we check the role of the user

So for LayerDownload it will become

"name": "LayerDownload",
"cfg": {
  "disablePluginIf":  "{state('userrole') !== 'ADMIN'}"

Please let me know if it helps



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Nomeneta Saili

Oct 17, 2022, 9:31:59 PM10/17/22
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Thankyou so much Matteo, 

It worked. Manage to do it

For anyone else that comes across this and needs a bit more help. Here is what I did below 


Thanks again,

Much appreciated


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