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From eric casteleijn <>
Subject Re: The Strange Case of the Overarching Admin Accounts
Date Sat, 05 Sep 2009 19:13:07 GMT
Blair Zajac wrote:
> Adam Kocoloski wrote:
>> On Sep 4, 2009, at 1:32 PM, eric casteleijn wrote:
>>> I'm having a problem that is making me doubt my sanity, and I wonder 
>>> if someone can reproduce this or tell me how I'm stupid:
>>> I have a system couchdb server installed, and have added an admin 
>>> account to it with this command:
>>> curl -X PUT http://localhost:5984/_config/admins/thisfred3 -d 
>>> '"password3"'
>>> That works fine, the admin account is written to 
>>> /etc/couchdb/local.ini with a hashed password as one would expect, 
>>> and persists between couchdb sessions. Wonderful.
>>> Now when I start up a different couchdb server (after stopping the 
>>> system one, but I don't really think that matters.) on a different 
>>> port, with a different (newly created) db_dir and a completely 
>>> different .ini file, like so:
> I see the same problem, but only if I'm changing servers on the same 
> port.  Are you sure that's not the case?

Absolutely, the system one is running on 5984, and the other one we 
start on a random port, and never once in my experimenting has that 
turned out to be 5984 (I used the browser to try and create databases, 
and I know it was a different port number every time.)

- eric casteleijn

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