Topic: WS login passwords

Once again please excuse my ignorance!
I am sorting out the login process for my app and wanted to check the use of passwords for accessing the services from a desktop application.

The documentation seems to suggest that only plain text passwords can be parsed (https://data.nbn.org.uk/Documentation/W … login.html)
However, the WMS makes use of hashed passwords, is this also the case for normal REST services?

Natural History & Biodiversity Data Enthusiast


Re: WS login passwords

Hi, that is the only way of accessing the rest services, we don't offer a way of logging in with a hash on the REST services, the GIS version is a compromise as it can only return a visual representation (i.e. grid squares) and the need to import into GIS packages for example, you can get a lot more data from the REST services. If you need any help with this please let us know however.


Matt Debont
Application Developer
Joint Nature Conservation Committee, Monkstone House, City Road, Peterborough PE1 1JY, UK


Re: WS login passwords

Hi Matt, that's fine thank you. I was just checking in case i had missed something.

Natural History & Biodiversity Data Enthusiast