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From Robert Newson <>
Subject Re: authentication: signed in as user1 (cookie), but sending request as user2?
Date Wed, 23 May 2012 17:33:08 GMT
I think we check for the cookie first. Just don't send it when you
'send a request as user2'.


On 23 May 2012 18:27, Gregor Martynus <> wrote:
> Hey couch folks,
> let's say there is a database "user2", which has Readers: ["user2"] in its security settings.
> Now let's say user1 is logged in, with cookie authentication and he has the password
of user2. Is there any way he can make an authenticated request as user2: `GET /user2/_all_docs`
> I tried it with the Authorization header, but that only works if I'm signed out. Once
I'm signed in as a user, the Authorization headers is ignored.
> so Question is: when I'm logged in as user1 with cookies, can I send a request as user2,
when I know the password?
> --
> Gregor Martynus

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