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Re: Security choices...

From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>
Cc: Philip Warner <pjw(at)rhyme(dot)com(dot)au>, PostgreSQL Development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Security choices...
Date: 2000-08-04 22:34:17
Message-ID: 200008042234.SAA03898@candle.pha.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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> Philip Warner writes:
> 
> > Is there any reason that a security model does not exist for psql that
> > allows Unix user 'fred' to log in as PG user 'fred' with no password etc,
> > but any user trying to log on as someone other than themselves has to
> > provide a password?
> 
> Short of someone sitting down and making it happen I don't see any. You'd
> only need to implement some sort of fall-through in `pg_hba.conf', which
> in my estimate can't be exceedingly hard.

How do you know Fred is Fred without a password?

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