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From "Martin Higham (Commented) (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (COUCHDB-1321) Vars in Rewrite rules break OAuth authentication
Date Wed, 09 Nov 2011 09:33:51 GMT

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Martin Higham commented on COUCHDB-1321:
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This looks like it will fix this issue and COUCHDB-1320. Does introducing x-couchdb-requested-path
mean that there is no need for the vhost code to create x-couchdb-vhost-path?
                
> Vars in Rewrite rules break OAuth authentication
> ------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: COUCHDB-1321
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/COUCHDB-1321
>             Project: CouchDB
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: HTTP Interface
>    Affects Versions: 1.1
>         Environment: Ubuntu
>            Reporter: Martin Higham
>            Priority: Minor
>         Attachments: 0001-Fix-OAuth-that-broke-with-parameters-in-rewrites.patch
>
>
> When a rewrite rule containing a var ( such as /:name/myfunction ) matches an incoming
request then an additional query param gets created. Unfortunately this new query param gets
included in the Signature Base String when the OAuth code generates its version of the request
signature to validate the incoming request it causing authentication to fail.
> To fix this isn't straightforward. When a VHost is configured there is a handy copy of
the original URL in (x-couchdb-vhost-path) that can be used to generate the Signature Base
String, unfortunately if there isn't a VHost no such copy exists.

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