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From j..@apache.org
Subject [1/2] documentation commit: updated refs/heads/1.6.x to 5243953
Date Mon, 29 Aug 2016 20:36:58 GMT
Repository: couchdb-documentation
Updated Branches:
  refs/heads/1.6.x [created] 5243953a2


docs: include release notes for improved handling of admin password hashing

- closes COUCHDB-2298
- closes COUCHDB-2299


Project: http://git-wip-us.apache.org/repos/asf/couchdb-documentation/repo
Commit: http://git-wip-us.apache.org/repos/asf/couchdb-documentation/commit/5bfd43dd
Tree: http://git-wip-us.apache.org/repos/asf/couchdb-documentation/tree/5bfd43dd
Diff: http://git-wip-us.apache.org/repos/asf/couchdb-documentation/diff/5bfd43dd

Branch: refs/heads/1.6.x
Commit: 5bfd43dd0e3681bdb39dbbe47b6e56105a599cef
Parents: ff91acf
Author: Dave Cottlehuber <dch@apache.org>
Authored: Fri Aug 22 00:18:11 2014 +0200
Committer: Jan Lehnardt <jan@apache.org>
Committed: Mon Aug 29 22:18:08 2016 +0200

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 src/whatsnew/1.6.rst | 30 ++++++++++++++++++++++++------
 1 file changed, 24 insertions(+), 6 deletions(-)
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http://git-wip-us.apache.org/repos/asf/couchdb-documentation/blob/5bfd43dd/src/whatsnew/1.6.rst
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diff --git a/src/whatsnew/1.6.rst b/src/whatsnew/1.6.rst
index 7c65af2..b4f82ed 100644
--- a/src/whatsnew/1.6.rst
+++ b/src/whatsnew/1.6.rst
@@ -21,18 +21,36 @@
    :depth: 1
    :local:
 
+.. 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
-=============
+Deprecations
+============
 
 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
+=============
+
+A bugfix release to handle various edge cases related to admin password hashing.
 
+* :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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