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From Gert Cuykens <>
Subject Re: New version of the Facebook auth plugin
Date Thu, 29 Mar 2012 17:29:26 GMT
pleas merge browser id into CouchDB-XO_Auth so it does not mess up
_user docs :)

beta upgrade request for

On Thu, Mar 29, 2012 at 11:43 AM, Jason Smith <> wrote:
> Martin, thank you very much for this! I made some minor tweaks (check
> your GitHub inbox), and I have builds working on Iris Couch.
> If anybody wants to use Ocasta Labs' excellent Facebook plugin, let me
> know and I'll bump you to the beta build on
> On Wed, Mar 21, 2012 at 8:48 PM, Martin Higham <> wrote:
>> Our CouchDB Facebook authentication plugin has been available for a while
>> during this time a number of shortcomings and problems have been
>> identified. We have now rewritten this plugin in a more generic manner so
>> that we can easily add other external OAuth authentication services such as
>> Twitter. Unfortunately the changes we have made to how we store the data in
>> the _user database means that it is not compatible with the existing
>> Facebook plugin so we have called this version the XO_Auth plugin (eXternal
>> OAuth).
>> Some of the features of the new version:
>> -  it is easy to have a single _user record that contains, OAuth tokens, a
>> username/password and also to be used to let the user authenticate with
>> Facebook
>> - when creating a document in the _user doc after Facebook authentication
>> the assigned username is based n the users's Facebook name
>> - Access token storage is optional
>> - support for the deprecation of the Facebook offline access and support
>> for extending token life
>> - simpler configuration by making the first call direct to Facebook
>> - clear separation of the Facebook support and generic XO_Auth code
>> It can be found on GitHub at
>> This version has been tested with CouchDB 1.2 only
> --
> Iris Couch

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