Installazione Lizmap Web Client su Windows

This documentation shows the necessary steps to install Lizmap Web Client on a Windows 7 and Windows 10 environment. The other versions of Windows should not be a problem.

Nota

In this document, the version 3.3 of Lizmap Web Client is used. Be sure to adjust it according to the version you want to install (the later is recommended).

Requirements

Apache 2.4.41 Server Configuration

Start with the creation of a folder near to C:\ (e.g. C:\webserver). After that, download the Apache 64 bits and their modules. At the time of this documentation, we use the VC16 compiled version.

Nota

You can use others installations of Apache but you need to be careful and install the correct the Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributables (e.g. VC15, VC16) and their modules for a correct Apache installation.

Extract the Apache24 zip file into C:\webserver\ and change the name from httpd-2.4.41-win64-VS16 to Apache24. After that unzip all modules and copy all .so files into the folder C:\webserver\Apache24\modules. Then you open the Apache configuration in C:\webserver\Apache24\conf\httpd.conf and edit with the text editor and replace the global variable ServerRoot to C:\webserver\Apache24. This action will allow Apache to recognize the path of Apache installation.

Define SRVROOT "c:/webserver/Apache24" #Variable to define the root folder
ServerRoot "${SRVROOT}"

The purpose of using the variable SRVROOT is the automatic replace of ${SRVROOT} to recognize the path that you define in the rest of the file. Now t’s time to see what port is «listen» by the Apache. By default, Apache uses the port 80.

Nota

If another port is to be used e.g. 1664, add Listen option to the Apache httpd.conf file:

Listen 80 #Activated Default Apache port
#Listen 1664 Example port if default Apache port is taken

#You can activate or deactivate the ports using the # symbol

After choosing the port, is time to activate the Apache modules in the configuration file. For this action, you need to change the Apache configuration in C:\webserver\Apache24\conf\httpd.conf and enable the modules that you need. Search for LoadModule command lines and then uncheck ( remove #) of the following modules:

LoadModule fcgid_module modules/mod_fcgid.so
LoadModule actions_module modules/mod_actions.so
LoadModule ssl_module modules/mod_ssl.so
LoadModule rewrite_module modules/mod_rewrite.so
LoadModule headers_module modules/mod_headers.so
LoadModule deflate_module modules/mod_deflate.so
LoadModule expires_module expires_module modules/mod_expires.so
LoadModule ext_filter_module modules/mod_ext_filter.so
LoadModule ident_module modules/mod_ident.so

Nota

If it’s necessary to use a different port then is necessary to active other modules associated with the proxy module:

LoadModule proxy_module modules/mod_proxy.so
LoadModule proxy_http_module modules/mod_proxy_http.so
LoadModule proxy_connect_module modules/mod_proxy_connect.so
LoadModule proxy_fcgi_module modules/mod_proxy_fcgi.so
LoadModule cache_module modules/mod_cache.so
LoadModule cache_disk_module modules/mod_cache_disk.so

After this replacements, search with Ctrl+F by the variable ServerName and add below the following words ServerName localhost. Continuing in this file will appear the DirectoryIndex index.html, please replace with DirectoryIndex index.html index.php after this action save the file.

Start Apache opening the command line with Windows+R, type cmd and in the command line write C:\webserver\Apache24\bin\httpd.exe and don’t close the cmd.

Avvertimento

It is important to RIGHT-CLICK in command line and “Run as administrator” to have complete access. Do it every time you need to use the CMD.

Pressing Enter after the instruction in the command line will result in a dialogue of windows firewall where is need to check the option Allow Access For all.

Using a browser, write http://localhost and press enter, if everything went right in installation this will open the page with the text «It Works».

Avvertimento

If don’t popup the firewall windows this means that you probably have an anti-virus software managing your firewall. In this case, you need to check the configurations and allow manually the apache service. Another important tip is that if Windows Firewall doesn’t show the previous dialog you need to add manually the port 80 as an inbound/outbound port in Advanced Windows Firewall properties ( Control Planel > Administrative Tools > Windows Firewall with Advanced Security ).

Open the cmd where you run the previous command to start Apache and press Ctrl+C to stop Apache. To add the Apache in Windows System Path and have access directly in the cmd it’s necessary hold the Windows and search for Edit System environments. After clicking in the result will appear a dialog with Environment Variables. The next step is to append (not replace!) ;C:\webserver\Apache24\bin to the Path variable (double-click in «Path» line). After this step, close cmd , reopen cmd and check Apache is correctly declare in the System path. For this test, open cmd type httpd then hit enter this will run Apache, if Yes stop using the combination keys Ctrl+C.

Adesso è ora di aggiungere Apache come Servizio, per questo passaggio devi aprire la linea di comando e scrivere httpd -k install. Partirà Apache come Servizio Windows.

After test with success the Apache installation, it’s time to add the rest of Apache configurations that will serve the QGIS Server and the Lizmap Web Client. Open again the configuration file C:\webserverApache24\httpd.conf and add the following lines at the end of the file:

<IfModule mod_deflate.c>
  SetOutputFilter DEFLATE
  BrowserMatch ^Mozilla/4 gzip-only-text/html
  BrowserMatch ^Mozilla/4\\.0[678] no-gzip
  BrowserMatch \\bMSIE !no-gzip !gzip-only-text/html
  SetEnvIfNoCase Request_URI \\.(?:gif|jpe?g|png|rar|zip)$ no-gzip dont-vary
  Header append Vary User-Agent env=!dont-vary
</IfModule>

This configuration is important to deal with the files compression. After this configuration restart the Apache in the Windows command line using the following command httpd -k restart and press Enter to receive the new configuration. Now is time to prepare the configurations that will serve the php version. Start with a creation of an Apache configuration file to use the PHP configuration in C:\webserver\Apache24\conf\extra\ with the name of php73.conf. This can be done if you open a text editor (e.g. Notepad++, Visual Studio Code, etc) and save it with the following code:

FcgidInitialEnv PHPRC "C:\webserver\php73"
 <FilesMatch \.php$>
  AddHandler fcgid-script .php
  FcgidWrapper "C:/webserver/php73/php-cgi.exe" .php
 </FilesMatch>


 FcgidInitialEnv PHPRC "C:\\webserver\\php73"

 FcgidInitialEnv PATH "C:\OSGeo4W64\bin;C:\OSGeo4W64\apps\qgis-ltr\bin;C:\OSGeo4W64\apps\Qt5\bin;C:\OSGeo4W64\apps\grass\grass-6.4.3\lib;C:\OSGeo4W64\apps\grass\grass-6.4.3\bin;C:\Windows\system32;C:\Windows;C:\Windows\System32\WBem"
 FcgidInitialEnv QT_PLUGIN_PATH "C:\OSGeo4W64\apps\qgis-ltr\qtplugins;C:\OSGeo4W64\apps\Qt5\plugins"
 FcgidInitialEnv PYTHONHOME "C:\OSGeo4W64\apps\Python37"
 FcgidInitialEnv PYTHONPATH "C:\OSGeo4W64\apps\qgis-ltr\.\python;C:\OSGeo4W64\apps\qgis-ltr\.\python\plugins;C:\OSGeo4W64\apps\Python37\DLLs;C:\OSGeo4W64\apps\Python37\lib;C:\OSGeo4W64\bin;C:\OSGeo4W64\apps\Python37;C:\OSGeo4W64\apps\Python37\lib\site-packages"

 FcgidInitialEnv QGIS_SERVER_LOG_LEVEL 0
 FcgidInitialEnv QGIS_SERVER_LOG_FILE "C:\webserver\Apache24\logs\qgis_server.log"

 FcgidIOTimeout 120
 FcgidInitialEnv LC_ALL "en_US.UTF-8"
 FcgidInitialEnv PYTHONIOENCODING UTF-8
 FcgidInitialEnv LANG "en_US.UTF-8"
 FcgidInitialEnv QGIS_DEBUG 1
 FcgidInitialEnv QGIS_SERVER_LOG_FILE "C:\webserver\Apache24\logs\qgis_server.log"
 FcgidInitialEnv QGIS_SERVER_LOG_LEVEL 0
 FcgidInitialEnv QGIS_PLUGINPATH "C:\OSGeo4W64\apps\qgis-ltr\python\plugins"

 SetEnvIf Request_URI ^/qgis QGIS_PREFIX_PATH "C:\OSGeo4W64\apps\qgis-ltr"
 SetEnvIf Request_URI ^/qgis TEMP "C:\Windows\Temp"

 SetEnvIf Request_URI ^/qgis GDAL_DATA "C:\OSGeo4W64\share\gdal"
 SetEnvIf Request_URI ^/qgis GDAL_DRIVER_PATH "C:\OSGeo4W64\bin"
 SetEnvIf Request_URI ^/qgis PDAL_DRIVER_PATH "C:\OSGeo4W64\bin"
 SetEnvIf Request_URI ^/qgis GDAL_SKIP "JP2ECW"
 SetEnvIf Request_URI ^/qgis PROJ_LIB "C:\OSGeo4W64\share\proj"

 <FilesMatch \.php$>
  AddHandler fcgid-script .php
  FcgidWrapper "C:/webserver/php73/php-cgi.exe" .php
 </FilesMatch>

Nota

Make sure that you have the extension .conf in this file.

Go to the file C:\webserver\Apache24\conf\httpd.conf and uncomment the line Include conf\extra\httpd-vhosts.conf and save the file. This action will allow to use our virtual hosts configurations in the file C:\webserver\Apache24\conf\extra\httpd-vhosts.conf. Include the vhosts to create the new virtual hosts configurations in the file C:\webserver\Apache24\conf\extra\httpd-vhosts.conf. You can comment or delete the two examples inside (approximately between lines 23 and 38). If you add the comment in the default examples, copy and paste the next configurations after (the comment or deleted previous parts):

<VirtualHost *:80>
  Include conf/extra/php73.conf #include the diretory conf file for php73 configuration
  ServerName localhost # name of the server, in this case is localhost

  DocumentRoot "C:/webserver/lizmap/" #Path to the root document Directory
  <Directory "C:/webserver/lizmap">
      Options -Indexes +FollowSymLinks +ExecCGI
      AllowOverride All
      Require all granted
  </Directory>

  CustomLog "logs/lizmap-access.log" common
  ErrorLog "logs/lizmap-error.log"

  <IfModule mod_fcgid.c>
                RewriteEngine on
                RewriteCond %{HTTP:Authorization} .
                RewriteRule .* - [E=HTTP_AUTHORIZATION:%{HTTP:Authorization}]
  </IfModule>

  #Parameters for maximum requests and timeout connections of fgci module
        <IfModule fcgid_module>
                FcgidMaxRequestLen 51200000
                FcgidConnectTimeout 60
  </IfModule>

</VirtualHost>

After this step save the file.

Avvertimento

The previous configuration will help us to check if apache is correctly configurated. The same file will be use to increment the rest of addition along te installation. In the Preparing the home of LizMap Web Client Section this configuration will be changed to receive two environments.

php 7.3.10 Configuration

Avvertimento

Lizmap web client is based on Jelix PHP framework. You must install at least the 7 version of PHP for full features. The dom, simplexml, pcre, session, tokenizer and spl extensions are required (they are generally turned on in a standard PHP 7.x installation)

For this instalation we use the PHP 7.3.10, if you install the previouly the Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable for Apache version of this documentation, you don’t need to install again. Go to PHP binaries and download the link with the name Zip, make sure it is the non-thread-safe file.

After download create a folder in C:\webserver\ with name php73 and unzip the files into it. Go to the file C:\webserver\php73\php.ini-production and change into C:\webserver\php73\php.ini. Open the php.ini and search for extension dir directive and change to the properly locate of EXT folder, make sure that you enter the full path like this extension_dir = «C:\webserver\php73\ext». Now is time to activate the php modules, for this task you need to uncomment the following lines:

extension=php_curl.dll
extension=php_fileinfo.dll
extension=php_gd2.dll
extension=php_mbstring.dll
; driver for PostgreSQL
extension=php_pdo_pgsql.dll
; driver for SQLite
extension=php_pdo_sqlite.dll
; driver for PostgreSQL
extension=php_pgsql.dll
; driver for SQLite3
extension=php_sqlite3.dll

After the activation of the php extensions, in the same file change the upload values from default value to 15M and will stay like upload_max_filesize = 15M. Please, do the same for post_max_size and change from default value to post_max_size = 15M and save the changes in the file. Before you close this file, create a folder with the name sessions in C:\webserver and add the following path:

; The path can be defined as:
;
session.save_path = "C:\webserver\sessions"
;

Add the PHP to your Windows System Path allowing to you call the apache directly in the cmd. For this task, you hold the Windows key and press Pause. Then, click in Advanced System Settings and then in Environment Variables. The next step is to append (not replace!) the path ;C:\webserver\php-7.3 to the Path variable (double-click in «Path» line). After this step, close cmd , reopen cmd and check PHP is correctly declare in the System path using cmd and typing php -m You will check now the Apache configuration with httpd -S.

Create a folder with the name lizmap inside of C:\webserver\lizmap add a file with .php extension and save with this code inside of file:

<?php phpinfo(); ?>

Restart Apache in command line with httpd -k restart and see if everything is right. If YES, open the browser and type http://localhost/index.php and will appear the page of PHP properties we assume that you install correctly the PHP.

QGIS Server Installation

Go to http://www.qgis.org and get the file Osgeo4W Network installer (64 bit) and run the installer. Choose the following options:

  1. Advanced Installer;
  2. Installa da internet;
  3. Root Directory C:\OSGeo4W64 and install for all users;
  4. Keep default Local Package Directory and Start Menu Name;
  5. Do not configure proxy if not needed;
  6. Choose a download site (e.g. http://download.osgeo.org );
  7. Select packages : command line_Utilities/gdal, Desktop/Qgis full , Web/Qgis server, lib/fcgi then Next (We use for stable purposes, the QGIS LTR version);
  8. Accept to get packages to meet dependencies : Next then Wait for the download to be completed and Agree to all licenses.

Nota

Questo processo può durare tanto (~ 1 ora).

After the installation we need to configure QGIS Server to be accessible as fcgi, so you need to modify the previous file of virtual hosts in the directory C:\webserver\Apache24\conf\extra\httpd-vhosts.conf to have this content:

<VirtualHost *:80>
  Include conf/extra/php73.conf
  ServerName localhost # name of the server, in this case is localhost

  DocumentRoot "C:/webserver/lizmap/" #Path to the root document Directory
  <Directory "C:/webserver/lizmap">
      Options -Indexes +FollowSymLinks +ExecCGI
      AllowOverride All
      Require all granted
  </Directory>

  # Added QGIS Server Folder
  Alias /qgis/ "C:/OSGeo4W64/apps/qgis-ltr/bin/"
  <Directory "C:/OSGeo4W64/apps/qgis-ltr/bin/">
      SetHandler fcgid-script
      Options +ExecCGI
      AllowOverride All
      Require all granted
  </Directory>

  CustomLog "logs/lizmap-access.log" common
  ErrorLog "logs/lizmap-error.log"

  <IfModule mod_fcgid.c>
                RewriteEngine on
                RewriteCond %{HTTP:Authorization} .
                RewriteRule .* - [E=HTTP_AUTHORIZATION:%{HTTP:Authorization}]
  </IfModule>

  #Parameters for maximum requests and timeout connections of fgci module
        <IfModule fcgid_module>
    FcgidMaxRequestLen 51200000
    FcgidConnectTimeout 60
  </IfModule>

</VirtualHost>

After the changes restart apache, type in command line the instruction:

httpd -k restart

Now it’s time to test the QGIS Server and see if is accessible in fcgi typing in the browser the following link: http://localhost/qgis/qgis_mapserv.fcgi.exe and if everything is right you will receive the following response:

<ServiceExceptionReport version="1.3.0">
   ServiceException code="OperationNotSupported">Please check the value of the REQUEST parameter</ServiceException>
</ServiceExceptionReport>

Preparing the home of LizMap Web Client

Is usefull to have 2 environments, one for production and other for preproduction (or master to test new features), for this action you will need to create the folders C:\webserver\lizmap\prod\ and C:\webserver\lizmap\preprod\ and change the Apache VirtualHost configuration file.

First, go to 3Liz Github repository tags and get the last version in ZIP format. For example, you can use Lizmap-web-client 3.3 for prod folder and the master version for predprod folder.

Each environment will have a version in parallel. For example: release_3_3 and master. For that you need to unzip in C:\webserver\lizmap\prod the release_3_3 version and C:\webserver\lizmap\preprod the master version. Then you can create a directory where you will put the tile cache for production environment C:\webserver\cache\prod and for master environment C:\webserver\cache\preprod. After create the cache folders, modify the virtual host to point to the www folders of lizmap web client application for each environment. Go to the file C:\webserver\Apache24\conf\extra\httpd-vhosts.conf and change to the following configuration:

# example configuration in httpd-vhosts.conf
<VirtualHost *:80>
Include conf/extra/php73.conf
ServerName localhost

# Lizmap Production
# Version 3_3
Alias /webgis/ "C:/webserver/lizmap/prod/release_3_3/lizmap/www/"
<Directory "C:/webserver/lizmap/prod/release_3_3/lizmap/www">
    Options -Indexes +FollowSymLinks +ExecCGI
    AllowOverride All
    Require all granted
</Directory>

# LizMap Pre-production (master)
# Version master
Alias /preprod/ "C:/webserver/lizmap/preprod/master/lizmap/www/"
<Directory "C:/webserver/lizmap/preprod/master/lizmap/www">
    Options -Indexes +FollowSymLinks +ExecCGI
    AllowOverride All
    Require all granted
</Directory>

Alias /qgis/ "C:/OSGeo4W64/apps/qgis-ltr/bin/"
<Directory "C:/OSGeo4W64/apps/qgis-ltr/bin/">
    SetHandler fcgid-script
    Options +ExecCGI
    AllowOverride All
    Require all granted
</Directory>

CustomLog "logs/lizmap-access.log" common
ErrorLog "logs/lizmap-error.log"

# ABP: needed for authentication in Lizmap
<IfModule mod_fcgid.c>
    RewriteEngine on
    RewriteCond %{HTTP:Authorization} .
    RewriteRule .* - [E=HTTP_AUTHORIZATION:%{HTTP:Authorization}]
</IfModule>

<IfModule fcgid_module>
    FcgidMaxRequestLen 51200000
    FcgidConnectTimeout 60
</IfModule>

</VirtualHost>

After the replacement save the file and restart Apache with the command line instruction:

httpd -k restart

In case of lizmap version >= 3.0, you must use some scripts to install it properly (see https://github.com/3liz/lizmap-web-client/blob/master/INSTALL.md ). Open the command line (cmd.exe) and write the next instructions:

REM Production folder
cd C:\webserver\lizmap\prod\release_3_3\
cd lizmap\var\config
copy lizmapConfig.ini.php.dist lizmapConfig.ini.php
copy localconfig.ini.php.dist localconfig.ini.php
copy profiles.ini.php.dist profiles.ini.php
cd ..\..\..
REM PreProd (Master) folder
cd C:\webserver\lizmap\preprod\master\
cd lizmap\var\config
copy lizmapConfig.ini.php.dist lizmapConfig.ini.php
copy localconfig.ini.php.dist localconfig.ini.php
copy profiles.ini.php.dist profiles.ini.php
cd ..\..\..

If you want to enable the demo repositories in both environments, before this installation you need to add to the file localconfig.ini.php in both environments the following code:

[modules]
lizmap.installparam=demo

Using PostgreSQL as administrator database (Optional)

Nota

Requirements: PostgreSQL/PostGIS installation

In modo predefinito, quando tu installi LizMap Web Client, installerai anche un database sqlite dove verranno inserite le informazioni circa utenti, permessi fra le altre informazioni.

Immagina che tu sia il GIS Manager e che tu voglia legare le credenziali user e password di lizmap alle credenziali user e password degli utenti PostgreSQL.

For that before of LWC installation you need to change the file profiles.ini.php in the folder of both environments in the folder C:\webserver\lizmap\prod\release_3_3\lizmap\var\config (Production Folder) and C:\webserver\lizmap\preprod\master\lizmap\var\config (PreProduction Folder) with the following lines:

default=jauth
jacl2_profile=jauth

Aggiungi ; per disattivare il database sqlite.

;[jdb:jauth]
;driver=sqlite3
;database="var:db/jauth.db"

;[jdb:lizlog]
;driver=sqlite3
;database="var:db/logs.db"
; when you have charset issues, enable force_encoding so the connection will be
; made with the charset indicated in jelix config
;force_encoding = on

; with the following parameter, you can specify a table prefix which will be
; applied to DAOs automatically. For manual jDb requests, please use method
; jDbConnection::prefixTable().
;table_prefix =

Togli ; ed immetti le credenziali PostgreSQL:

;Example of different driver (e.g PostgreSQL)
[jdb:jauth]
driver="pgsql"
database="name_of_database"
host="localhost"
user="Admin_user_postgreSQL"
password="put_here_the_password"

[jdb:lizlog]
driver="pgsql"
database="name_of_database"
host="localhost"
user="Admin_user_postgreSQL"
password="put_here_the_password"


; Example for pdo (eg. MySQL):
;driver=pdo
;dsn=mysql:host=your_host;dbname=name_of_database
;user=
;password=

After all your previous changes you are ready to launch the installer of lizmap for both environments in the command line (cmd):

REM Production Lizmap
cd C:\webserver\lizmap\prod\release_3_3\
php lizmap\install\installer.php
REM PreProduction Lizmap
cd C:\webserver\lizmap\prod\master\
php lizmap\install\installer.php

Configuring the LizMap Admin Panel

[PROD] Production Environment ( webgis )

After the correct installation owith the installer, go to http://localhost/webgis/index.php and you should see the Lizmap application home page with the demo project Montpellier - Transport. Now it’s time to configure the LizMap Admin Panel, go to http://localhost/webgis/admin.php and do the login with:

  • user=admin;
  • password=admin;

Then for security proposes change the admin password, for example: lizmap_12345. If it makes sense, you can delete the users lizadmin and logintranet. You can do the same for groups, in this case delete group Intranet Demo Group and Lizadmin group.

Go to Lizmap configuration menu > Delete the «intranet» repository (at the bottom). Then you need to change the URL WMS Server, go to Lizmap configuration menu / Edit the Services form and change the WMS Server URL from: http://127.0.0.1/cgi-bin/qgis_mapserv.fcgi to http://localhost/qgis/qgis_mapserv.fcgi.exe After that, also change the cache directory from C:\Windows\Temp\ to: C:\webserver\cache\prod\ and save this configuration.

Now check the Montpellier demo project is working: http://localhost/webgis/index.php/view/map/?repository=montpellier&project=montpellier

[PREPROD] Pré-production Environment ( preprod )

After the correct installation with the installer, go to http://localhost/preprod/index.php and you should see the Lizmap application home page with the demo project Montpellier - Transport. Now it’s time to configure the LizMap Admin Panel, go to http://localhost/preprod/admin.php and do the login with:

  • user=admin;
  • password=admin;

Then for security proposes change the admin password, for example: lizmap_12345. If it makes sense, you can delete the users lizadmin and logintranet. You can do the same for groups, in this case delete group Intranet Demo Group and Lizadmin group.

Go to Lizmap configuration menu > Delete the «intranet» repository (at the bottom). Then you need to change the URL WMS Server, go to Lizmap configuration menu > Edit the Services form and change the WMS Server URL from: http://127.0.0.1/cgi-bin/qgis_mapserv.fcgi to http://localhost/qgis/qgis_mapserv.fcgi.exe After that, also change the cache directory from C:\Windows\Temp\ to: C:\webserver\cache\preprod\ and save this configuration.

Now check the Montpellier demo project is working: http://localhost/preprod/index.php/view/map/?repository=montpellier&project=montpellier

LizMap directories configuration

You need to create a Lizmap directory architecture for organization porposes. Create the following directories via a *.bat file ( Please Check line ends are correct, you can open using notepad, notepad++):

REM common folder for both environments
mkdir C:\webserver\data\common\
REM common folder to publish SVG and images files in QGIS Server
mkdir C:\webserver\data\document\

REM directory of prod data
mkdir C:\webserver\data\prod\
REM common folder between rep in production environment
mkdir C:\webserver\data\prod\common\
mkdir C:\webserver\data\prod\rep1\
mkdir C:\webserver\data\prod\rep1\media\
mkdir C:\webserver\data\prod\rep1\media\js\
mkdir C:\webserver\data\prod\rep2\
mkdir C:\webserver\data\prod\rep2\media\
mkdir C:\webserver\data\prod\rep2\media\js\

REM directory of preprod data
mkdir C:\webserver\data\preprod\
REM common folder between rep in preprod (master) environment
mkdir C:\webserver\data\preprod\common\
mkdir C:\webserver\data\preprod\rep1\
mkdir C:\webserver\data\preprod\rep1\media\
mkdir C:\webserver\data\preprod\rep1\media\js\
mkdir C:\webserver\data\preprod\rep2\
mkdir C:\webserver\data\preprod\rep2\media\
mkdir C:\webserver\data\preprod\rep2\media\js\

Now we need to get access to the folder C:\webserver\data\prod and its subfolders so that the GIS admin can send the QGIS project files, the Lizmap configuration file for each project, the GIS data into these folders and other documents. Go to Lizmap administration panel in http://localhost/admin.php and create the new repository. Follow this steps:

  • Lizmap configuration / Create a new repository (button at the bottom of the page)
  • id = rep1
  • label = A repository label (you will be able to change it afterwards)
  • path = /webserver/data/prod/rep1/

Nota

IMPORTANT FOR THE REPOSITORY PATH -> DO NOT USE: C:\webserver\data\prod\rep1

In Apache you need to Add a vhost to publish SVG and images files via HTTP this will avoid the bug in QGIS Server under Windows which cannot display SVG icon when you have a relative path. Previous your create a folder C:\webserver\data\document\ and now is necessary to modify the file C:\webserver\Apache24\conf\extra\httpd-vhosts.conf, adding the following directory:

#Add this configuration before of the two environments directories.
Alias /document/ "C:/webserver/data/document/"
<Directory "C:/webserver/Data/document">
    Options -Indexes +FollowSymLinks
    AllowOverride All
    Require all granted
</Directory>

After this step save and restart Apache. Please check if you can add svg file in a folder, for example C:\webserver\Data\document\svg\my_icon.svg and then access it via http://localhost/webgis/document/svg/my_icon.svg and use it as the SVG path in the style properties of a vector layer.

FTP Server Configuration (e.g. Filezilla)

This configuration only applies if your using a remote server.

Now you will configure a FTP to have a remote access and deploy in a easy way into the server the qgis projects and their project elements. First you need to download server FTP. Then install the default configuration in the server.

Nota

Do not forget to «Execute with admin rights»

  1. Specify the Port: 14147 .
  2. Open the FileZilla Server Interface trough Windows Menu > All programs > FileZilla Server > FileZilla Server Interface and click OK to connect (no password required yet).
  3. Modify some options via Menu Edit > Settings and change IP Filter if needed : to filter only some IP, use «*» in the first block, the add the mask in the second block.
  4. Passive mode settings > Use following IP : write your public IP and change port range : 5500-5700.
  5. Logging: Enable logging to file, and limit log file size to 500 KB.
  6. SSL/TLS settings : Enable FTP over SSL/TLS && Generate new certificate into C:\webserver\cert\ftp_certificate.crt && Allow explicit FTP over TLS && Disallow plain unencrypted FTP && Leave port 990.
  7. Autoban - Enable with default values.
  8. Create user: Edit > Users - button Add user= lizmap_user and pass= choose_a_password
  9. Shared folder (Access to PROD and PREPROD Environment): Add C:\webserver\lizmap - Give all rights by checking checkboxes for Files and Directories.
  10. You can add IP filter here too if needed.

After the remote configuration, in the workstation of the GIS manager you can reproduce the structure of folders to be exactly of the remote to help the management of the folder. After that, is necessary install a FTP client see Requirements section. Another thing, is it’s necessary a client certificate produced by the remote in the GIS manager. After that try to connect with: Server = Remote IP. Use Passive mode AND check IPV6.