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From Jan Lehnardt <>
Subject Re: confused about database/_security groups
Date Mon, 12 Nov 2012 12:09:03 GMT

On Nov 12, 2012, at 12:45 , Gregor Martynus <> wrote:

> In the docs, two groups are mentioned that have a meaning in the _security object, "admins"
and "readers": 
> But when I update the _security object using futon in CouchDB 1.2, a "members" group
gets created, instead of "readers".
> Is one of these deprecated? Are they interchangeable? Is there a reference of all possible
settings for the _security object? 

The change was made here:

I believe this is in 1.2.0 only, and not mentioned in
or the wiki, which we should totally fix.

Could you verify and update the two wiki pages?


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