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From Paweł Stawicki <>
Subject Re: Lost access to configuration
Date Mon, 28 Jun 2010 19:38:21 GMT
Ok, this works after I set require_valid_user = false in
/etc/couchdb/local.ini. But what if I want this option to be turned
on? When it's on, I can't even see "Login" link. Seems like it's also
restricted. I am getting 3 error messages:

"An error occurred retrieving/updating the server configuration:
Authentication required."
"Server information could not be retrieved: Authentication required."
"An error occurred getting session info: Authentication required."

And even with require_valid_user = false, how can I login outside of
futon? E.g. if I want to operate on database via HTTP by curl?

I also want to ask where user's password is kept? I created more
admins by clicking "Setup more admins" next to login link in futon.
Let's call created user "sam". Then I went to
http://localhost:5984/_users/org.couchdb.user:sam and there is no
"password_sha1" field, nor "salt" field.

Best regards
Paweł Stawicki

On Sun, Jun 27, 2010 at 23:06, J Chris Anderson <> wrote:
> On Jun 27, 2010, at 1:40 PM, Paweł Stawicki wrote:
>> Hello,
>> Recently I was playing with authentication settings, and now I lost
>> access to configuration of my server :( I can't login as server admin.
>> My system is ubuntu 10.04, and I use couchdb 0.11.
>> In /etc/couchdb/local.ini I set in [admin] section:
>> joe = joe
>> and restarted database. In my browser I go to:
>> http://joe:joe@localhost:5984/_utils/database.html?_config
>> But then I get message "You are not a server admin".
>> How can I log in as server admin?
> in the lower right hand corner of http://localhost:5984/_utils/ should be a Login link.
try the joe credentials there.
>> Best regards
>> --
>> Paweł Stawicki

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