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Subject [Couchdb Wiki] Update of "Security_Features_Overview" by NathanVanderWilt
Date Thu, 22 Mar 2012 18:14:47 GMT
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The "Security_Features_Overview" page has been changed by NathanVanderWilt:

fix headings

  All these rules regarding authentication database documents are enforced by the validate
document update function stored in the design document with ID "_design/_auth" found in the
authentication database (it is automatically created by CouchDB) and by special system database
hooks inside CouchDB.
- === Generating password_sha (only applicable for 1.1.x and earlier)===
+ === Generating password_sha (only applicable for 1.1.x and earlier) ===
  `password_sha` can be generated a number of different ways.  Below are some methods that
  OpenSSL command line tool
@@ -188, +188 @@

  String digested = digester.digest("foobar").toLowerCase();  // 8843d7f92416211de9ebb963ff4ce28125932878
- ==== Salt and Password Generator ====
+ Perl command line utility
  This Perl script expects a password on STDIN or as its first parameter, and an optional
salt as its second parameter. If no salt is provided, a random one will be selected.

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