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From Samuel Kidman <>
Subject Re: System DB for Fauxton
Date Fri, 15 Jul 2016 06:45:46 GMT
It would be nice to store notifications in such a database. Admins could
then see which actions have been undertaken through fauxton and by whom.

On 15 July 2016 at 06:25, Markus Fischböck <> wrote:

> Hi Garren,
> I guess that depends on how sensitive the data in there would be. It's not
> planned to store any passwords for remote servers, so the user would need
> to enter those upon each replication. So in the worst case a user would
> only see bookmarked databases on a remote server but would not be able to
> access them. Given the fact that the same behavior is present on a local
> machine I would assume this to be OK.
> From what I can tell with my limited knowledge of the internals it's
> currently not possible to secure specific documents and would probably
> cause some interference with replication as well.
> So my solution would be to simply not store any sensitive there.
> Regards,
> Markus
> On 14.07.2016 12:19, Garren Smith wrote:
>> Hi Markus,
>> I like the idea of a Fauxton system database. I think we could store some
>> useful things in there. But how would we manage security and permissions
>> on
>> the database?
>> Would one user be able to see bookmarks for another use when viewing that
>> database?
>> Cheers
>> Garren
>> On Tue, Jul 12, 2016 at 9:54 PM, Markus Fischböck <
>> >
>> wrote:
>> Hi everyone!
>>> I'm currently working on a new replicator add-on for the Fauxton UI. One
>>> of the features I'd like to implement is a bookmark manager where a user
>>> can create and save bookmarks in order to have them for quick access,
>>> when selecting hosts/databases during replication. This saves the user
>>> the hastle to remember the full URL to any source/target database he/she
>>> want's to replicate from.
>>> I had a discussion lately with Robert Kowalski where to store those
>>> bookmarks and I had a couple of ideas in mind:
>>> a) Saving the bookmarks on the local storage of the browser => this is
>>> the least desired option, since the bookmarks would only be available on
>>> the current browser.
>>> b) Saving the bookmarks in the users document in the _user Database =>
>>> Not really nice, since we would pollute the user object with data from
>>> Fauxton. I guess it's not supposed to work that way.
>>> c) Having a fauxton related system database (e.g. _fauxton) where we can
>>> store UI related data. For now this would be bookmarks, but could come
>>> in handy for other purposes like UI settings and that a like.
>>> I wanted to ask, if it would be possible (and desireable) to add such a
>>> system database for the Fauxton project.
>>> Kind Regards,
>>> Markus

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