> I was having trouble with user authentication, so I submerged myself in
> the source (UTSL ie. Use The Source luke ;) to see if I could figure out
> what I was doing wrong:
> While using passwords stored in pg_shadow (pg_user), I cannot connect to
> the backend using the 'password' authentication, I can connect using 'crypt'.
> Now, I found from the source that the routines that do crypt checking
> also seem to support plain passwords. But this code is never used,
> because apparently uaCrypt is never set for 'password', while my
> understanding is that this should be set when there is no password-file
> specified in pg_hba.conf.
> AlthoughcCheckPassword() seems to provide for this, it appears not to be
> Anybody knows what's going on here? I intent to fire up a debugger here
> to see if I can figure out what's wrong, but thought asking first doesn't
> do any harm.
> btw. is there anywhere a good description on how control flows during
> this phase of connecting? It all looks very difficult, with lots of
> function pointer being passed around etc.
Yes, very confusing. Only Tom Lane understands it, I think. Maybe
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