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Re: Encrypting pg_shadow passwords

From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Jim Mercer <jim(at)reptiles(dot)org>
Cc: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>, PostgreSQL-development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Encrypting pg_shadow passwords
Date: 2001-06-26 04:56:04
Message-ID: 200106260456.f5Q4u4Y00723@candle.pha.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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> On Tue, Jun 26, 2001 at 12:20:40AM -0400, Bruce Momjian wrote:
> > We will do double-crypt and everyone will be happy, right?
> > 
> > > if the API as above existed, then i would be happy to see "password" go away
> > > (although it should be depreciated to a --enable option, otherwise you are
> > > going to ruin a bunch of existing code).
> > 
> > Who is using it?  We can continue to allow it but at some point there is
> > no purpose to it unless you have clients that are pre-7.2.  Double-crypt
> > removes the use for it, no?
> 
> if the API allows a plain text password, and compares agains a cyrtpo-pg_shadow
> i would imagine that would be fine.
> 
> at this point i should apologize for possibly arguing out of turn.
> 
> if 7.2 has the above, that is cool.
> 
> i'm sorta hoping my mods can make it into 7.1.3, if there is one.

Not a chance.  Only major bug fixes in 7.1.X.

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