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From Jason Smith <>
Subject Re: browserid support
Date Mon, 26 Dec 2011 03:02:53 GMT
On Mon, Dec 26, 2011 at 9:51 AM, Michiel de Jong <> wrote:
> The other thing, CouchDB as a BrowserId RP, would simply be instead of
> clicking 'login' at the bottom right in futon, there would be a BrowserId
> sign in button there. This is nice because then people don't have to
> remember their CouchDB password all the time. Or for that matter, their
> password in whatever app uses CouchDB. This would have to be something in
> front of CouchDB, which check the BrowserId assertion, and opens a session
> - which may involve storing the plain text admin password and sending this
> to the client, or creating a session token and staying inbetween as a
> proxy, or creating a session token and adding this into the _users database
> as you send it in plain text to the client.

We are further along than that. CouchDB can confirm a valid BrowserID
identity (however it uses the web service). But the
experience for the Couch application developer is quite good (IMO).

Iris Couch

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