Connecting Map Manager to a WMS map provider - Security Center 5.9

Security Center Administrator Guide 5.9

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Before you can create maps that use layers from a WMS server, you must set up a map provider and select the layers to use.

What you should know

The Web Map Service (WMS) standard separates maps into one or more layers of georeferenced information. When connecting the Map Manager to a WMS server, layers can be enabled or disabled to control what the map displays.

Map Manager supports the WMS protocol version 1.3.0 and 1.1.1.

IMPORTANT: The Map Manager requires WMS maps to use EPSG:4326. Use the ESRI ArcGIS map provider for all nonstandard projections.


  1. From the Config Tool home page, open the System task, and click the Roles view.
  2. Select the Map Manager role, and click the Properties tab.
  3. In the Map providers section, click Add an item ().
  4. In the Map providers dialog box, select WMS from the Provider drop-down list.
  5. In the Name field, type a name for the map provider.
  6. In the Address field, type the base URL of the map server.
    NOTE: Server capabilities are discovered automatically.
  7. Click Connect.
    If you entered a valid URL, a preview of the selected map and a list of available layers is displayed. All layers are selected by default.

  8. If required, deselect any layers that are not needed.
  9. Click Save > Apply.