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From Zachary Zolton <>
Subject Re: how to setup CouchDB hosting
Date Fri, 29 Oct 2010 15:18:20 GMT

So it sounds like you need to setup individual user accounts and give
each of them their own database. Then add the user ID to the "readers"
array in the security object for their database. That will stop anyone
else from being able to read/write to the user's database.

You can read more about the security object here:

Also, here's a pretty good overview of CouchDB security:



On Fri, Oct 29, 2010 at 5:49 AM, Matthias Nothhaft
<> wrote:
> Hi,
> I would like to know if it's possible to setup CouchDB so that I can have
> different users for different databases. So that user A can only access
> database A (read, write, create design docs, etc).
> Somehow I didn't find a proper solution yet. It also does not make sense to
> me to put this kind of security checks into design docs.
> Is there a clean and secure way to setup an environment for CouchDB hosting?
> Maybe by running different instances for different databases? Or is this
> just not possible?
> regards,
> Matthias Nothhaft

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