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README.md

couchperuser

couchperuser is a CouchDB daemon that ensures that a private per-user database exists for each document in _users. These databases are writable only by the corresponding user.

Currently this is very much purpose-built for CodeCosmos. Databases are in the form:

userdb-{hex encoded username}

For example, the user bob will have a database named userdb-626f62.

The reason for hex encoding is that CouchDB usernames have no restrictions, but CouchDB databases have restrictions. Hex encoding the UTF-8 representation of the username is a transformation that's easy to correctly implement in just about any language, especially JavaScript and Erlang. Other encodings would be possible, but would require additional client and server-side code to support that encoding. This is the simplest scheme that is obviously correct.