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From Robert Newson <robert.new...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: https?
Date Fri, 29 Oct 2010 13:26:38 GMT
FYI: direct HTTPS support should arrive in CouchDB 1.1.

B

On Fri, Oct 29, 2010 at 9:23 AM, Cliff Williams <cliffywills@aol.com> wrote:
> Doug,
>
> I hope you are well.
>
> Couchdb does not handle https by itself.
>
> I think that a generally acceptable method would be to put couchdb behind a
> reverse proxy such as nginx and allow nginx to handle all of the ssl/tls
> traffic. (I don't like using VPNs for this sort of thing since it always
> feels like a bit of a kludge and not very Restful)
>
> These are good start points (Its quite a bit less complicated than it first
> appears)
>
> http://wiki.apache.org/couchdb/Nginx_As_a_Reverse_Proxy
> http://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/howto-linux-unix-setup-nginx-ssl-proxy/
>
> best regards
>
> Cliff
>
> On 29/10/10 10:30, Doug wrote:
>>
>> Hmm... Lets try that again..
>>
>> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
>> From: "Doug"<douglas.linder@gmail.com>
>> Date: 29/10/2010 3:27 PM
>> Subject: replication for local user apps...
>> To:<user@couchdb.apache.org>
>>
>> Hi,
>>
>> I've got what seems like a simple couchdb question, but reading around I
>> haven't found any really helpful information about it.
>>
>> Basically, how do you do securely use / replicate databases?
>>
>> Everything happens over http, and I can't find anything about https and
>> couchdb working happily together.
>>
>> The options as far as I can tell seem to be:
>>
>> 1) Local only.
>> - Create a local couchdb instance on local and server machines.
>> - Setup SSH tunnels between the machines and push the content through them
>> via replication.
>>
>> 2) Hide couchdb behind a firewall and talk to it via a https website.
>>
>> 3) There is no three.
>>
>> ??
>>
>> I mean, I thought the great thing about couchdb was I could write a webapp
>> that runs entirely off couchdb, use it on the net, pull a copy of it onto
>> my
>> laptop's copy of couch when I jump on a plane, and keep running, and sync
>> it
>> all via replication when I get back into a wifi zone. ...but, I don't
>> understand how you can do any of that securely and privately.
>>
>> Am I missing some really obvious configuration option to turn on https or
>> something?
>>
>> ~
>> Doug.
>>
>

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