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From Jonathan Stott <>
Subject Re: Write-only for users?
Date Sun, 13 Feb 2011 22:44:15 GMT
Hi Jonathan

One way to accomplish this is to give each user their own database.
They (and only they + admin) can both read and write from this
database.  For operations that need to be performed on the whole
database, the admin can replicate each of the individual databases to
a 'master' database only they can read.


On 13 February 2011 21:52, Jonathan Geddes <> wrote:
> couchdb users,
> I'm thinking of using a couchapp for an upcoming project, but there is
> one capability that I'm unsure of.
> I need a database that anyone can post to, but only admin can read
> from. The requirement is to allow users to post personal information
> that other users cannot see. If I understand the couchdb permissions
> model correctly, for a given db, anyone who can create documents can
> also read documents.
> Is there a way to do this with a couchapp? It seems a shame to have to
> add "middleware" just to get this one capability.
> thanks,
> --Jonathan

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