WMS GetCapabiltities requests may produce 401 with mode="hide"

Description

If I understand the security doc correctly I shouldn't get 401 responses when I have mixed="hide" in the layers.properties file. But I've across two cases when I do get 401 responses, here they are:

  • user sends a WMS GetCapabilities request, user provides incorrect username/password in the request

  • user sends a WMS GetCapabilities request, user provides correct username/password in the request, but user doesn't have write permissions for all the layers

I've encountered this problem in 1.7.6. Does the problem also exist in the 2.x series?

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codehaus

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