When logins are saved into the couchdb database, they need an _id to uniquely identify themselves. It is possible to let couchdb generate the _id value. However using couchdb-generated _id values means that we need to perform existance checks client-side before saving a login to ensure uniqueness
There should only every be a single record for a given login in the database. Couchdb internally requires that each document have a unique _id value. If the _id for a login is generated manually we can ensure each login only gets saved once.
Each login can be uniquely identified using the following fields.
To generate the _id this module concatenates these values and calculates the sha1 hash value of the concatenated string. The sha1 hash is then used as the _id value
var generateLoginID =var generateData =supplierCode: 'NST'username: 'fooUsername'password: 'barPassword'
index.js for a implementation details
To run the tests execute in the shell
# install development dependenciesnpm install# run testsnpm test