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From James Marca <jma...@translab.its.uci.edu>
Subject Re: replication on touchdb and authentication
Date Wed, 13 Feb 2013 19:51:19 GMT
On Mon, Feb 11, 2013 at 11:05:10AM -0800, Jens Alfke wrote:
> 
> On Feb 11, 2013, at 10:45 AM, svilen <az@svilendobrev.com> wrote:
> 
> > mmh. i bet i never asked for about the credentials at all.
> 
> You asked about passwords, which are the most common form of credential[1].
> 
> > so in your words, how to make the replicator use the
> > persisted-session-state cookie instead of re-auth?
> 
> *shrug* it’s automatic. NSURLConnection has a shared cookie store used by all instances
in the app. So if you make a request to the remote server (using NSURLConnection, or a page
loaded in a UIWebView) that causes a session cookie to be set, then the replicator will implicitly
use it. Just be aware that ten minutes later when the cookie expires, your replication will
start failing with a 401 status. Then you’ll have to redo whatever you did, to get a new
session cookie.
> 

Will the cookie expire even if the replicator is using it
(implicitly)?  I *thought* that cookies reset their timeout timer on
each use

James


> —Jens
> 
> [1]: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Credential#Cryptography


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