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Is Futon on the Ubuntu One Server availible? Is it possible to see/modify the CouchDB Databases on the Ubuntu One server?

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It is possible to see and modify the Ubuntu One CouchDB, but not via Futon. All you need to do is do OAuth-authenticated (but not HMAC-signed OAuth) REST requests to the right URL, using your Ubuntu One-specific Ubuntu SSO token.

One easy(ish) way of seeing the Ubuntu One CouchDB is using a little tool I wrote, which I called watgui because I'm really bad at names. It only does GET requests for now.

First, you use the tool to work out the “magic CouchDB URL”: watgui magic url thing

Then, you turn off HMAC signing, and you can use the URL to get access to the databases. For example, here's me looking at my notes database:

watgui looking at my notes couchdb

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As a data point, if you were interested in building something to help people work more easily with Ubuntu One CouchDBs, I'd love to talk to you :-) – sil Feb 9 '11 at 15:33
Nice work, thanks – burli Feb 9 '11 at 17:59
@burli @sil oops, forgot the URL to watgui. Adding that... – Chipaca Feb 9 '11 at 18:50

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