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From Paul Davis <>
Subject Re: Merge in new authentication code
Date Sun, 26 Aug 2012 21:08:56 GMT
On Fri, Aug 24, 2012 at 8:26 PM, Jason Smith <> wrote:
> Hi, developers.
> At Iris Couch, we have used two third-party CouchDB extensions for a
> very long time. I would like to merge both of them into master. They
> provide alternative ways to create a CouchDB user and to log in to
> CouchDB.
> Both mechanisms use a third-party authenticator which basically tells
> CouchDB that the person is who they say they are. Both mechanisms then
> create a local CouchDB _users document. So you can set a .password
> value and have both types of authentication.
> ## Mozilla Persona
> Written by Randall, used in production here for a year. This is
> hands-down the easiest way for developers to add logins to their Couch
> apps. See
> ## CouchDB-XO_Auth
> Created by Ocasta, this is basically a general OAuth implementation.
> It already works against Facebook and I am now making sure it works
> with GitHub too. It has the same autovivication feature for
> newly-authenticated users.

Would this end up replacing our current oauth thing?

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