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From Robert Newson <rnew...@apache.org>
Subject Re: passwords
Date Tue, 23 Apr 2013 12:59:18 GMT
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

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