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From Zachary Zolton <>
Subject Re: CouchDB behind apache reverse proxy
Date Mon, 08 Nov 2010 16:32:04 GMT

If you serve CouchDB directly, or just proxy CouchDB via a web server,
you're gonna need to read up on the CouchDB security model and
consider whether it fits your application.

This should get you started:

The main 'gotcha' with CouchDB's security model is that a user can
either access all or none of the resources for any particular
database. Consider what types of data can be accessed anonymously, by
a particular user or by a role shared by multiple users. You may need
to place documents in different databases depending on who may access

Perhaps you could explain more of your scenario.



On Mon, Nov 8, 2010 at 8:53 AM, Victor Stan <> wrote:
> Hello,
> I've been considering methods of accessing CouchDB directly from the
> browser, and one method seems to be using Apache or NginX as a reverse
> proxy for CouchDB.
> If there are people with experience in that area in this forum, could
> you please share some of the gotchas when it comes to securing access
> to the database; as it seems to me that by removing the server side
> scripts, a security layer is also removed...
> Cheers,
> Victor Stan

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