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From Thad Guidry <>
Subject Re: Cookie Auth
Date Sat, 11 Jul 2009 01:01:26 GMT
> I feel like Erlang encourages to write decoupled modules, and this
> makes us able to absorb more features without taking the same
> maintenance hit you might in a mutable language. My long-term picture
> (and this is just mine, not the project's) sees CouchDB having a suite
> of auth modules as they are contributed, that resolve external systems
> (LDAP, OpenID, etc) into the CouchDB name & roles userCtx object, so
> they are interoperable with our validation functions, filters, etc.
> Chris
> --
> Chris Anderson

That's what I am hoping for as well.  Even passthru modules for NTLM, like
ACEGI (now Spring Security) can handle would be very cool indeed.  If Erlang
makes this easier, than all the better!  An XACML 2.0 module would make Red
Hat and Apache very proud indeed.


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