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From Stephen Bartell <snbart...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: auto-generated user _id by POST?
Date Thu, 14 Mar 2013 09:05:55 GMT
svil,  there is a validate_doc_update function in _users (_desing/_auth) which enforces that
the _user doc have a field "name" and that this value is also in the _id.

So AFAIK, it looks as if its by design.

On Mar 14, 2013, at 1:52 AM, svilen <az@svilendobrev.com> wrote:

> g'day
> i was trying to create a new user without specifying name/id, but seems
> cannot do it:
> 
> $ curl  -X POST http://server:5984/_users -H 'Content-Type: application/json' -d '{"password":"mysecret",
"type":"user", }' 
> 
> {"error":"forbidden","reason":"doc.name is required"}
> 
> tried with name:null but same. 
> 
> is this possible or forbidden by design?
> 
> svil


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