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From Michael Fair <>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Per-doc access control
Date Wed, 27 Feb 2019 00:12:07 GMT
On Tue, Feb 26, 2019 at 3:38 PM Adam Kocoloski <> wrote:

> Mike,
> If I’m reading you correctly you’re concerned about cross-domain
> authentication. A good problem and worth discussing, but I think it’s
> cleanly decoupled from the per-doc access control work, which is focused on
> *authorization*.

I don't think I'm talking about the same cross domain authentication you
are talking about.  I think you are talking about a web page from Domain
(B) attempting to access Couch resource in domain (A) (Cross site scripting
access). That's not what I'm talking about.

I'm talking about what ought to happen with the authorization control
definitions when you have two Couch servers, one running in Domain (A) and
one running in Domain (B) with different sets of system users, such that
the authorized entities in the bidirectionally replicated database don't
exist in both server instances (the two distinct domains share the same
document database but have disparate sets of authenticated system users).

In other words the ("sam", "pete", and "joe") users on domain/machine A are
not the same thing as the ("mary", "betty", and "sue")  users on
domain/machine B; yet the replicated database between the two machines has
the same access control document authorization descriptors in both places.

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