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Subject [2/2] couchdb commit: updated refs/heads/1.6.x to 31dc596
Date Thu, 21 Aug 2014 23:45:28 GMT
docs: include release notes for improved handling of admin password hashing

- closes COUCHDB-2298
- closes COUCHDB-2299


Branch: refs/heads/1.6.x
Commit: 31dc5960d418e17eb454563330338abfd5fbbc23
Parents: 5e46f3b
Author: Dave Cottlehuber <>
Authored: Fri Aug 22 00:18:11 2014 +0200
Committer: Dave Cottlehuber <>
Committed: Fri Aug 22 01:09:36 2014 +0200

 share/doc/src/whatsnew/1.6.rst | 26 ++++++++++++++++++--------
 1 file changed, 18 insertions(+), 8 deletions(-)
diff --git a/share/doc/src/whatsnew/1.6.rst b/share/doc/src/whatsnew/1.6.rst
index a7bdd21..6900215 100644
--- a/share/doc/src/whatsnew/1.6.rst
+++ b/share/doc/src/whatsnew/1.6.rst
@@ -21,26 +21,36 @@
    :depth: 1
+.. warning::
+   :ref:`release/1.6.1` contains important patches to hash of passwords on
+   restart. The previous :ref:`release/1.6.0` release is not recommended for
+   usage as certain edge cases with admin passwords may prevent CouchDB from
+   starting.
 .. _release/1.6.x/upgrade:
-Upgrade Notes
 The :ref:`Proxy Authentication <api/auth/proxy>` handler was renamed to
-``proxy_authentication_handler`` to follow the ``*_authentication_handler`` form
+``proxy_authentication_handler`` to follow the ``*_authentication_handler`` from
 of all other handlers. The old ``proxy_authentification_handler`` name is marked
-as deprecated and will be removed in future releases. It's strongly recommended
-to update :config:option:`httpd/authentication_handlers` option with new value
-in case if you had used such handler.
+as deprecated and will be removed in future releases. It's highly recommended
+to update :config:option:`httpd/authentication_handlers` option with the new
+value if you have used such a handler.
 .. _release/1.6.1:
 Version 1.6.1
-bugfix release:
+A bugfix release to handle various edge cases related to admin password hashing.
-* Hash admin passwords stored in ``local.ini`` on startup :commit:`ed825d3`.
+* :issue:`2298`: Hash plaintext admin passwords stored in ``local.ini`` on startup
+  :commit:`ed825d3`.
+* :issue:`2299`: Filter out local admin users before updating password hash in
+  ``_users`` db :commit:`5e46f3b`.
 .. _release/1.6.0:

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