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From Jason King <jas...@amco.me>
Subject Re: Merge in new authentication code
Date Sun, 26 Aug 2012 21:37:30 GMT
Different end of the oauth thing, right?

Unless I've misunderstood a lot, the existing oauth is for other systems to
auth against the CouchDB, these proposed merged from Iris are for
authenticating couch users against other systems.
On Aug 26, 2012 2:10 PM, "Paul Davis" <paul.joseph.davis@gmail.com> wrote:

> On Fri, Aug 24, 2012 at 8:26 PM, Jason Smith <jhs@apache.org> 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 https://github.com/iriscouch/browserid_couchdb#so-simple
> >
> > ## 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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