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From Nathan Stott <>
Subject Re: Bug in Password
Date Tue, 24 Aug 2010 06:08:47 GMT
You can reproduce it easily using curl or a web browser.  If your
username has an @ in it, you can't use URL authentication successfully
even if you url encode the username.

On Tue, Aug 24, 2010 at 12:49 AM, Benoit Chesneau <> wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 24, 2010 at 6:26 AM, Martin Murphy
> <> wrote:
>> Couchdb does not properly url decode usernames and passwords in the url.
>> This prevents the majority of non ASCII characters from being used in either
>> the username and password .    This is a pretty high priority bug imo.
>> It prevents couchapp for working on complex passwords and there are no
>> alternatives using complex passwords for replication.
>> It also prevents the very common scenario of using email addresses for
>> logins/usernames.  (If the logins are to be used with replication).
>> Thanks for everything.  Wish my erlang were better, I would fix this myself.
> Mmm it is the role oof the client to decode url/password from the url
> and pass the right headers to servers. Which client are you using ?
> - benoit

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