Running CouchDB Admin Console Remotely

CouchDB default configuration allows only localhost access to its admin console via Futon or curl.

Without compromising server security and access, you can use ssh to tunnel to your CouchDB.

Below is how to set up the tunnel.

First, make sure that your server /etc/ssh/sshd_config has “PermitTunnel yes”.

Second, in your local Ubuntu desktop, run the following command.

$ ssh -fNg -L 5984: user@ip-address

Third, from your local desktop, launch a browser and navigate to

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