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From "Jan Lehnardt (Commented) (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (COUCHDB-1321) Vars in Rewrite rules break OAuth authentication
Date Fri, 11 Nov 2011 10:28:51 GMT


Jan Lehnardt commented on COUCHDB-1321:

@Klaus, great job! The test & patch looks good to me.

For completeness sake, do you want to add a test for COUCHDB-1320 as well, so we can close
both in one go?

And can you split out the whitespace changes to a separate patch? While minimal, we better
commit them separately.

I'm happy to commit this then.
> Vars in Rewrite rules break OAuth authentication
> ------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: COUCHDB-1321
>                 URL:
>             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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