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From Damien Katz <>
Subject Re: Getting "unauthorized" errors replicating from jchris's twitter-client-design
Date Sun, 15 Feb 2009 22:30:48 GMT

On Feb 15, 2009, at 1:40 PM, Jan Lehnardt wrote:

> Hi Jens,
> On 15 Feb 2009, at 19:04, Jens Alfke wrote:
>> On Feb 15, 2009, at 2:01 AM, Jan Lehnardt wrote:
>>> Chris has set up his instance so that we all can read, but only
>>> he can write to it. At the moment, replication does not fully
>>> work with authentication-enabled replication sources. But
>>> this is being worked on.
>> Ah, OK. This must have worked when he posted the blog entry 3  
>> months ago, but broken since.
> I'd guess he just didn't have access controls set up back then.
>> The things I'm most interested in doing with CouchDB would involve  
>> both replication and access control, so this is a problem for me.  
>> Do you have an idea when this bug will be fixed? And/or a link to  
>> the issue tracker? Thanks!
> I don't think we have an open JIRA ticket for this.
> Also, technically it is not a bug, but a not-invented-yet feature :)
> The patch is one of the things Damien is currently working on.
> Keep an eye on
> for progress. In recent discussions Damien mentioned that its a or a
> few weeks off. I hope that works for you.
> The patch will be announced on the dev@ mailing-list, too.

Jan is correct. This looks to be because design doc is replicating,  
which requires a security check. If the target replica has on admin  
security turned, this will break. The security patch is meant to deal  
with these issues.


>>> The book is describing reality for when it is going to be
>>> released. Some things we write about might not yet work
>>> as described.
>> The things from the book actually seem to be working in my build.  
>> This example came from his blog.
> Great! :)
> Cheers
> Jan
> --

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