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From J Chris Anderson <>
Subject Re: Best performing login implementation?
Date Mon, 06 Sep 2010 16:38:58 GMT

On Sep 6, 2010, at 8:50 AM, Wout Mertens wrote:

> On Sep 6, 2010, at 17:24 , J Chris Anderson wrote:
>> Also it is worth noting that CouchDB has a builtin authentication system that gets
this right, and you might just be able to piggyback on it, depending on your application:
> So the security model is:
> - Admins can do everything on all local databases
> - Readers can read the entire database
> - Writes can have any model you like with validation functions
> So if you want to segment your database readers you have to segment your databases.


> Furthermore, if you would like to use LDAP authentication, you'd have to use an LDAP-to-OAuth

It should be a very simple patch to add new Erlang authentication handlers for things like
LDAP, Kerberos, etc. That might be simpler than adding a bunch of glue to speak OAuth.

> Correct?
> Wout.

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