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From Benjamin Young <benja...@couchone.com>
Subject Re: _user-API
Date Tue, 01 Feb 2011 15:53:36 GMT
Hey Maxwell,

Should be a simple fix. You've got "_user" in the URL, and it should be 
"_users"

Hope that does the trick.

Later,
Benjamin

On 1/22/11 4:45 AM, 137maxwell wrote:
> Hi all,
>
> I'm new with couchDB and trying to setup an example from the german book
> "CouchDB - kurz&gut".
>
> I just created a test app with "couchapp generate todoapp" and pushed it to
> the DB and everything works fine.
>
> Now the book says to add a user by the command:
>
> "curl -vX POST http://admin:secret@localhost:5984/_user -d
> 'username=bob&password=kelso&roles=user'
>
> The admin exists, the password is set up, but doing this I get the the error
> msg:
>
> {"error":"illegal_database_name","reason":"Only lowercase characters (a-z),
> digits (0-9), and any of the characters _, $, (, ), +, -, and / are allowed.
> Must begin with a letter."}
>
> I search for any solutions but wasn't successive. I am aware of the fact,
> that a database must not begin with a "_", but in this situation I
> understand the "_user" not as a database but as a part of the API.
>
> Any suggestions?
>
> Thanks a lot,
> maxwell
>


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