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Re: PostgreSQL Account security

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: "Arnold, Sandra" <ArnoldS(at)osti(dot)gov>
Cc: pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: PostgreSQL Account security
Date: 2009-05-15 20:45:43
Message-ID: 11748.1242420343@sss.pgh.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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"Arnold, Sandra" <ArnoldS(at)osti(dot)gov> writes:
> I was working on a security plan for PostgreSQL.  One of my requirements
> is to lock any accounts where a login attempt was made and failed
> authentication three consecutive times.  I cannot find or I am missing
> in the PostgreSQL documentation on how to configure the accounts or
> database to do this.  Is this possible in PostgreSQL?

There's nothing built-in for that, but if you use PAM authentication
then you can set up the PAM configuration to do this, or pretty much
any other common login-security trick.

			regards, tom lane

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