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From Apache Wiki <wikidi...@apache.org>
Subject [Couchdb Wiki] Update of "Security Features Overview" by SamuelWan
Date Tue, 21 Apr 2009 00:24:32 GMT
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The following page has been changed by SamuelWan:
http://wiki.apache.org/couchdb/Security_Features_Overview

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  An overview of security features focusing on what CouchDB provides out of the box.
  
  === Authentication ===
- CouchDB ships with basic authentication that compares user credentials to Admin accounts.
See Setting_up_an_Admin_account for more details.
+ CouchDB ships with basic authentication that compares user credentials to Admin accounts.
See ["Setting up an Admin account"] for more details.
  
  You can specify a custom authentication handler and the web authentication scheme in the
configuration file. The example below specifies that CouchDB will use the default_authentication_handler
method defined in the [http://svn.apache.org/viewvc/couchdb/trunk/src/couchdb/couch_httpd.erl?view=markup
couch_httpd] module:
  
@@ -15, +15 @@

  Other notes: The "null_authentication_handler" in "couch_httpd" allows any user credentials
to run as admin. Web servers such as Apache or Nginx can also provide an authentication layer
as a reverse-proxy to CouchDB.
  
  === Authorization ===
- CouchDB supports one role, the "admin" group, which can execute any of the HTTP API on any
database in the CouchDB instance. See Setting_up_an_Admin_account for more details.
+ CouchDB supports one role, the "admin" group, which can execute any of the HTTP API on any
database in the CouchDB instance. See ["Setting up an Admin account"] for more details.
  
  CouchDB does not support other roles at this time. Support for read access restriction is
planned for the 1.0 release. 
  

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