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From Mike West ...@data.io>
Subject Re: passwords
Date Tue, 23 Apr 2013 14:00:20 GMT
+1 as a security feature, not a bug.

Mike


On Tue, Apr 23, 2013 at 9:26 AM, Robert Newson <rnewson@apache.org> wrote:

> svilen,
>
> I don't think that's considered a bug, though. Admins can delete
> users, users can't delete themselves. We can certainly debate that,
> but I think our position is that this is intentional.
>
> I'm also backporting the configure.ac fix as it makes it hard to run my
> tests.
>
> B.
>
> On 23 April 2013 14:19, svilen <az@svilendobrev.com> wrote:
> > the one of user unable to DELETE itself, from the other day..
> > don't know if it has been fixed or not.
> >
> > On Tue, 23 Apr 2013 14:14:23 +0100
> > Noah Slater <nslater@apache.org> wrote:
> >
> >> Any other bugs while we're at it. I'll be sending out a formal request
> >> tonight for people to do merges. But may as well mention it now.
> >>
> >>
> >> On 23 April 2013 14:11, Robert Newson <rnewson@apache.org> wrote:
> >>
> >> > good thought.
> >> >
> >> > On 23 April 2013 14:07, Noah Slater <nslater@apache.org> wrote:
> >> > > Can we put this into one or more of the bugfixes branches?
> >> > >
> >> > >
> >> > > On 23 April 2013 14:02, Robert Newson <rnewson@apache.org> wrote:
> >> > >
> >> > >> I believe the fix for this is 5d4ef930 which is on master (which
> >> > >> will be 1.4) only.
> >> > >>
> >> > >> specifically;
> >> > >>
> >> > >> -        [Name, Pass] = re:split(NamePass, ":", [{return,
> >> > >> list}]),
> >> > >> +        [Name, Pass] = re:split(NamePass, ":", [{return, list},
> >> > >> {parts, 2}]),
> >> > >>
> >> > >> B.
> >> > >>
> >> > >>
> >> > >>
> >> > >>
> >> > >> On 23 April 2013 13:59, Robert Newson <rnewson@apache.org>
wrote:
> >> > >> > Ah, that's a great distinction, rings a bell!
> >> > >> >
> >> > >> > On 23 April 2013 13:39, Dave Cottlehuber <dch@jsonified.com>
> >> > >> > wrote:
> >> > >> >> On 23 April 2013 13:15, svilen <az@svilendobrev.com>
wrote:
> >> > >> >>> g'day
> >> > >> >>>
> >> > >> >>> i am trying to set a user with a password that is
not just
> >> > >> alphanumeric.
> >> > >> >>> e.g. "b:@" (or if uri-encoded, b%3A%40)
> >> > >> >>>
> >> > >> >>> but the result of getting the /_users/ doc is always
> >> > 401-unauthorized.
> >> > >> >>>
> >> > >> >>> if i login in Futon, it seems to work.
> >> > >> >>> when i compute the pasword_sha myself and compare
to whats in
> >> > user/doc,
> >> > >> >>> it matches.
> >> > >> >>>
> >> > >> >>> but http via basic authentication won't let me in.
> >> > >> >>> e.g.
> >> > >> >>> curl -vX GET
> >> > >> >>> http://auser:b%3A%40@server
> :5984/_users/org.couchdb.user%3Aauser
> >> > >> >>>
> >> > >> >>> (seems the subject is very tricky and rarely paid
attention
> >> > >> >>> to in various http libraries i looked recently. Everyone
> >> > >> >>> just lumps the usr+":"+psw and uri-encoding/decoding
is left
> >> > >> >>> out..)
> >> > >> >>
> >> > >> >> Hi Svilen,
> >> > >> >>
> >> > >> >> From curl, you can:
> >> > >> >>
> >> > >> >> curl -vX GET $COUCH -u tricky:p@sswd
> >> > >> >>
> >> > >> >> and leaving off the password field allows you to enter
it
> >> > >> >> manually or even echo ':p@sswd' | curl …
> >> > >> >>
> >> > >> >> or if you're POSTing I think you can also use this:
> >> > >> >> http://curl.haxx.se/docs/manpage.html#--data-urlencode
> >> > >> >>
> >> > >> >> curl -d name=john --data-urlencode passwd=@31&3*J
> >> > >> https://www.mysite.com
> >> > >> >>
> >> > >> >> Anyway AFAICT there's a bug in CouchDB if the password
starts
> >> > >> >> with a
> >> > `:`
> >> > >> >>
> >> > >> >> $COUCH=http://admin:pwd@localhost:5984
> >> > >> >>
> >> > >> >> curl -HContent-Type:application/json \
> >> > >> >>   -vXPUT $COUCH/_users/org.couchdb.user:mrtricky \
> >> > >> >>   --data-binary '{"_id": "org.couchdb.user:mrtricky","name":
> >> > >> >> "mrtricky","roles": [],"type": "user","password": ":pwd"}'
> >> > >> >>
> >> > >> >> I would expect that I can subsequently use either curl
or
> >> > >> >> httpie.org
> >> > ,
> >> > >> >> neither of them succeed with -u mrtricky::pwd or -u mrtricky
&
> >> > getting
> >> > >> >> password from terminal.
> >> > >> >>
> >> > >> >> A+
> >> > >> >> Dave
> >> > >>
> >> > >
> >> > >
> >> > >
> >> > > --
> >> > > NS
> >> >
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> --
> >> NS
>

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