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From Benoit Chesneau <>
Subject Re: Storing OAuth tokens in the users database
Date Mon, 08 Mar 2010 06:44:46 GMT
On Fri, Nov 27, 2009 at 12:15 AM, Jan Lehnardt <> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I created a branch* based on trunk that allows storing
> of OAuth tokens, users and secrets in the users
> database instead of the ini file / config system.
> The design is pretty simple:
> If you set the config var `use_users_db` to `true` in the
> `couch_httpd_oauth ` section of your ini file, CouchDB
> will look for all OAuth information inside the users database
> for each OAuth request that comes in.
> Internally, it creates a new design document with three
> views that are called for authenticating each request.
> Future versions could merge the three views to two or
> one, but I kept it simple for now.
> The branch comes with tests and all other tests still
> run fine. I haven't done any heavy duty performance
> analysis, but I hope Canonical can step in here (since
> they can put this to good use on UbuntuOne).
> There's also a special version of this branch** that is
> based on 0.10.x + Canonical specific patches. Since
> we won't put any new features in 0.10 and this
> clearly is a new feature, I only propose this branch to
> be merged into trunk / 0.11. The 0.10 version is still
> available on my Github repo for educational purposes
> (and Canonical of course).
> I hope you can give the branch a closer look and tell
> me if it looks like something we want to have merged
> into trunk. Thanks for your time!
> *
> Cheers
> Jan
> --
> **

Now that we have reader acl in couchdb, maybe we can do this. Would be
useful when you want to store lot of token. I will test it on a recent
couchdb today I hope there aren't too many changes.

- benoƮt

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