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From Paul Davis <>
Subject Re: Anonymous Access to Design Docs
Date Wed, 13 Oct 2010 15:25:01 GMT
On Wed, Oct 13, 2010 at 7:59 AM, Dale Harvey <> wrote:
> Referring to
> Right now if you have a couchapp running in a private database, it is
> impossible to sign up or worse, login without going through futon
> Signups can be through a seperate couchapp, this is a massive burden on the
> app developer as it requires maintaining awareness between the couchapps in
> terms of replicating the application, sharing code between them both, and
> knowing each others url / being able to switch between them within the app.
> However if an unlogged user tries to visit their app without a cookie, they
> are redirected towards futon which is unacceptable for most application
> developers.
> Having a flag in the config or on the design document that says anonymous
> users can access only the design document are the easiest / most natural
> solutions I can think of, for a web developer its natural to serve files to
> an anonymous user but hold the data behind a login, There may be other ways
> around this I havent thought of though
> Suggestions / Comments? I plan on submitting a patch fairly soon if there
> isnt a better solution.
> Cheers
> Dale

I wonder if having a white list of design doc URL paths might be the
middle ground. Instead of redirecting to Futon, the ddoc could list a
URL to redirect to.


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