data source properties sde raster vs vector

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05-13-2016 02:15 PM
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Why does the raster data source properties not show me me the authentication method?

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serviceProperties in Layer—Help | ArcGIS for Desktop has all kinds of cryptic stuff relating to sde... if it makes any sense to you, then that may be where your answer lies.

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Thanks for the link Dan. I did look around in this location this morning.

Layer—Help | ArcGIS for Desktop

Which is all good. I imagine that I could ask it with arcpy... But what I want to know is why does ArcCatalog not report this back to the end user?

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interesting... you should run a quick arcpy test to see what it reports if anything at all

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Sure

servProp = layer.serviceProperties

print "Authentication: " + servProp.get('AuthenticationMode', 'N/A')

Output: "Authentication: OSA"

So, that part does work. I also revoked permissions for the Oracle OSA reader role and the layer does in fact stop working, as one would hope. The behavior looks right.

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you should send in a request as to why, perhaps, most don't care, but at least you have the workaround

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