When REST Services Directory is Disabled can an external user still use a rest endpoint

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05-07-2021 06:05 AM
CynthiaMatney1
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Hello.  Our REST Service directory is disabled - if I give someone our URL Endpoint for a particular service - does that mean they still access that service through a program and can still use it - however, they just cannot browse the service directory?

Thank you.

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JakeSkinner
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jcarlson
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For the record, and end user can still browse and view all your public service if they know what they're doing. It's just that the typical user won't bother going to all that trouble.

- Josh Carlson
Kendall County GIS

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NathanEnge
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Yes. It’s just not browser readable , it is however accessible if, for example, added to a web map. It just hides the visibility of the rest API endpoint and it’s available actions to a human.

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JakeSkinner
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CynthiaMatney1
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Thank you.  I just wanted to confirm what I thought was true before replying to a 3rd party and saying that. 🙂

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jcarlson
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For the record, and end user can still browse and view all your public service if they know what they're doing. It's just that the typical user won't bother going to all that trouble.

- Josh Carlson
Kendall County GIS

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NathanEnge
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Yes. It’s just not browser readable , it is however accessible if, for example, added to a web map. It just hides the visibility of the rest API endpoint and it’s available actions to a human.

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