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From J Chris Anderson <>
Subject Re: confused about authentication in php vs couchdb
Date Sat, 14 Aug 2010 03:38:14 GMT

On Aug 13, 2010, at 8:06 PM, wrote:

> How do you do the sort of authentication that happens in php mysql with couchdb?
> I sort of understand how php authentication works sort can dynamically write
pages depending on the credentials
> of a user. The credentials are checked against the mysql database and then stored in
php somehow
> Using HTTP apache authentication I can hide certain webpages from certain users unless
their credentials
> are sent each time using some mechanism.  I understand how to do this in php. 

this might help:

It's new, so please ask any questions it raises for you.


> But since I am bypassing php and mysql how do I do this without it?
> Is there some sort of pdf about going from mysql/php to couchdb or
> is it too young a technology for this to happen?
> Couch seems so elegant and simple compared to the php/mysql alternative.
> Thanks
> Dan

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