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From Jason Davies <>
Subject Re: Authentication Questions
Date Tue, 08 Sep 2009 17:30:28 GMT
Hi Aaron,

I'm working on this as we speak, in particular being able to set  
particular roles on a per-db basis.  As part of this I will be adding  
a way to set the default (anonymous user) role e.g. if you want read- 
only access for non-logged-in users.

I will let you know on this thread when I have something ready for  

Jason Davies

On 8 Sep 2009, at 18:09, Aaron Quint wrote:

> I've been working on a fun couchapp type full javascript app built on
> CouchDB that I hope to unveil at jQuery Conf this weekend.
> The biggest piece left is getting some kind of
> authentication/authorization in place so that I can actually put it on
> a server for other people to use/play with. I've been using/testing
> with 0.10 locally and since the wiki doesnt have much up to date info,
> I've found the best resource to be the JS tests.
> So questions:
> - If I'm not logged in as a specific user /_session returns
> {"ok":true,"name":null,"roles":["_admin"]}
> Which means that as a guest I have admin privileges. If I set
> require_valid_user = true, though I have to be logged in to view any
> document. Is there any way to change the roles of the default user?
> Ideally if I wasnt logged in as a specific user I could only have read
> access so I could still view documents and see a page where I could
> log in.
> - If I'm logged in as read only I still have access to the users
> database - is there anyway to prevent this?
> I totally understand that the auth stuff is early days but any help
> would be appreciated. I would love to be able to run this app and
> couchdb on :80.
> Thanks!
> --AQ
> Aaron Quint

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