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See also the [[http://docs.couchdb.org/en/latest/configuring.html#configuring-server-administrators|official documentation]] for this topic.

We have a new wiki. The migration is not 100% complete. You can help out by moving pages across. This wiki will exist for as long as there are pages left.

The official documentation has moved to http://docs.couchdb.org — The transition is not 100% complete, but http://docs.couchdb.org should be seen as having the latest info. In some cases, the wiki still has some more or older info on certain topics inside CouchDB.

You need to be added to the ContributorsGroup to edit the wiki. But don't worry! Just email any Mailing List or grab us on IRC and let us know your user name.

See also the official documentation for this topic.

To setup an instance-wide Admin account, edit your local.ini file adding a section like:

jchris = mytopsecretpassword

When you launch CouchDB, it will convert this into something like this and save it back to the file:

jchris = -hashed-207b1b4f8434dc60429672c0c2ba3aae61568d6c,96406178a0718239acb72cb4e8f2e66e

If you wish to remove all handling of authentication, make sure to add to your local.ini

authentication_handlers = {couch_httpd_auth, null_authentication_handler}

Setting_up_an_Admin_account (last edited 2013-06-05 22:09:01 by 71)