Category: Best Practices and Tutorials

Learn more about using various OIDC and OAuth 2.0 authentication flows with Couchbase Sync Gateway

OAuth 2.0 & OIDC Fundamentals for Authentication & Authorization

OAuth 2.0 is an industry standard for “delegated authorization” which is the ability to provide an application or client access to data or features offered by another app or service. OAuth 2.0 focuses on authorization and is not prescriptive about authentication. OpenID...

Learn more about data import with Couchbase Cloud, including custom key generation and more

New and Improved Import in Couchbase Cloud

We’re happy to announce that the release of Couchbase Cloud 1.6 comes with a number of key improvements, particularly in data import. These feature improvements include Import of documents using the Couchbase Cloud Web UI with various key generation and...

June 21, 2021
See how Global Secondary Index (GSI) partitioning can be used for more than just partitioning

How to Use Global Secondary Index Partitioning for More Than Partitions

As a field engineer, I work with customers and often see them using Couchbase features with a “thinking-out-of-the-box” approach. One such feature that I see being used more creatively is Global Secondary Index (GSI) partitions. Let’s first discuss GSI and...

How Python input functions can be used in Couchbase Server

How to Take Python Input in Couchbase

Writing software is never easy. Writing software that appeals to users requires interacting with them. So do you get relevant data that you can put to use on behalf of users? Python – the most-wanted language for building software according...

June 2, 2021
A padlock on a black wooden surface, representing the importance of protecting information with data encryption

Why Data Encryption Is Essential

This article aims to bring awareness around the importance of data encryption, considering the astounding rate at which data is being produced, transmitted and consumed. We will discuss the need for data protection, regulation, and some encryption best practices. Organizations...

May 20, 2021

Alternate Address & Port Support for Couchbase/N1QL Clusters

In order to connect to Couchbase deployments on cloud (AWS, Azure or GCP) or Kubernetes, we support multi-addresses in the form of alternate addresses. External applications use this facility to communicate with the cluster, but not directly to the nodes....

May 13, 2021
Introduction to Ottoman

Craft the Right Query, Get the Right Performance

There is a great blog on getting the best performance out of our Indexing service: “Create the Right Index, Get the Right Performance.”, both that blog and its advice have stood the test of time. So why not have a...

April 28, 2021
upgrading CE

Upgrading Couchbase Community Edition

Why Enterprise Edition Couchbase Server is generally available in three flavors: Community Edition (CE), Enterprise Edition (EE) and Couchbase Cloud (DBaaS).  Many customers start with Community Edition. They download CE and use it completely free to run development, test and...

Use cases and Best Practices for Distributed Transactions through N1QL

Does Couchbase support transactions? Yes! With 6.5, we introduced the ACID transaction support in Couchbase through the SDKs. The 1st question we got at the time from the customers that heard about it was: Is transaction support available through N1QL?...

February 24, 2021

Deep Dive on Multi-Factor Authentication

In this article I will explain what multi-factor authentication is, why you should be using it and how to easily implement it with Couchbase Server.  We’ll look at using both software and hardware implementations, which offer a tradeoff between cost,...

Couchbase Support for Node-to-node Encryption

Couchbase supports node-to-node encryption or Cluster encryption by adding TLS based encryption to the connections between the nodes within a Couchbase cluster. When customers using Couchbase require us to comply with privacy regulations such as HIPAA (financial or healthcare customers...

February 18, 2021