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From Paul Davis <>
Subject Re: [jira] Resolved: (COUCHDB-442) Add a "view" or "format" function to process source doc on query
Date Thu, 30 Jul 2009 18:55:27 GMT
On Thu, Jul 30, 2009 at 9:11 AM, Curt Arnold<> wrote:
> On Jul 29, 2009, at 11:02 PM, Paul Joseph Davis (JIRA) wrote:
>>    [
>> ]
>> Paul Joseph Davis resolved COUCHDB-442.
>> ---------------------------------------
>>   Resolution: Later
>> Right, we'd need to add ACL support to _list and _show to accomplish the
>> original intent, but that was my reason for doubting the feature; we can
>> just roll this functionality into the existing feature set.
>> Closing this because it probably won't happen. When some of the upcoming
>> auth/access patches hit similar functionality will most likely get rolled
>> into _list and _show. For interested listeners, keep an ear to the dev@
>> ground for updates.
> Which upcoming patches?  Are these developments in progress or somewhere
> down the road.   Have they been discussed on the mailing list (dates or
> topics would be useful)?  Are there JIRA entries for them?

I was specifically thinking of the OAuth stuff that Jason Davies has
been working on lately. There's also the cookie based auth. I'm not
sure if anyone ever took up the mantle for ldap integration or not.
But in general, there has been movement on authentication mechanisms

> It is good to avoid the case where a feature arrives fully baked in the SVN
> without previous discussion.  It gives the community has no opportunity to
> see if it meets their needs before it is cast in code.

It sure is. Jason has put his patches for OAuth up on JIRA [1]. I
think Benoit's cookie auth has a ticket in there somewhere.

> I've been trying to organize info from the mailing list, JIRA entries and
> code review into an overview of Authentication and Authorization thoughts on
> the Wiki  It hasn't been easy getting up to speed and I'd to make things
> easier for anyone else who is trying to catch up.

We greatly appreciate your help on focusing the picture on the
auth/access work. If you're getting stumped with Google and the ML
archives, your best bet is to hop on IRC and ask your questions. Its a
friendly channel and there are starting to be enough regulars in all
timezones that someone's always around.

Paul Davis


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