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From "Daniel Truemper (Created) (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Created] (COUCHDB-1316) Error in the validate_doc_update function of the _users db
Date Tue, 25 Oct 2011 09:12:32 GMT
Error in the validate_doc_update function of the _users db

                 Key: COUCHDB-1316
             Project: CouchDB
          Issue Type: Bug
          Components: Database Core
    Affects Versions: 1.1
            Reporter: Daniel Truemper
            Priority: Trivial


In the validate_doc_update method of the _users database is a small error. On the one hand
it seems that the `roles` attribute of the user doc is not required:

        if (newDoc.roles && !isArray(newDoc.roles)) {
            throw({forbidden: 'doc.roles must be an array'});

On the other hand the function iterates over the roles:

        // no system roles in users db
        for (var i = 0; i < newDoc.roles.length; i++) {
            if (newDoc.roles[i][0] === '_') {
                    'No system roles (starting with underscore) in users db.'

So, is the roles field required? If so, then throwing a real error would be nice since I only
get a stack trace from CouchDB. If it is not required, checking it's presence before iterating
over it would be necessary.

I am kind of lost in all the new Git handling and such. Would it be appropriate to open a
Github Pull Request? Or should I add a patch to this issue? Depending on the answer to the
roles question I could provide a patch since it is trivial enough for me I guess :)


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