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CouchDB and PHP Web Development Beginner's Guide by Tim Juravich

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Time for action — anonymously accessing the _users database

Let's go through a quick exercise of calling a curl statement to the _users database to see why it's important to secure our data.

  1. Open Terminal.
  2. Run the following command, replacing your_username with the username of the server admin that you just created.
    curl localhost:5984/_users/org.couchdb.user:your_username | python -mjson.tool
    
    
  3. Terminal will respond with something similar to:
    {
    "_id": "org.couchdb.user:your_username",
    "_rev": "1-b9af54a7cdc392c2c298591f0dcd81f3",
    "name": "your_username",
    "password_sha": "3bc7d6d86da6lfed6d4d82e1e4d1c3ca587aecc8",
    "roles": [],
    "salt": "9812acc4866acdec35c903f0cc072c1d",
    "type": "user"
    }
    
    

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