Remote administration¶

GBD WebSuite can be administrated remotely, from a local machine. To use remote administration, you need client-side software, like our QGIS Plugin and some server configuration.

To configure remote administration server-side, you need to enable an action (see Server Actions) of type remoteadmin under api/actions

"api": {
    "actions":
        ...
        {
            "type": "remoteadmin"
        }

Remote administration skips normal authorization mechanisms and uses the password, which is stored encrypted in the file .remoteadmin in the server gws-var directory (see Installation). You can change the default path the passwordFile option. To create the password file, use the command auth passwd (see Using the command line)

gws auth passwd --path /gws-var/.remoteadmin