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Re: Documentation of .pgpass

From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Oliver Elphick <olly(at)lfix(dot)co(dot)uk>
Cc: pgsql-docs(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Documentation of .pgpass
Date: 2002-11-03 01:30:33
Message-ID: 200211030130.gA31UX105468@candle.pha.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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Patch applied.  Thanks.

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Oliver Elphick wrote:
> This patch adds information to the documentation on .pgpass and creates
> additional index entries for it.
> 
> 
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> Index: doc/src/sgml/libpq.sgml
> ===================================================================
> RCS file: /projects/cvsroot/pgsql-server/doc/src/sgml/libpq.sgml,v
> retrieving revision 1.97
> diff -u -r1.97 libpq.sgml
> --- doc/src/sgml/libpq.sgml	2002/09/21 18:32:53	1.97
> +++ doc/src/sgml/libpq.sgml	2002/11/03 00:20:20
> @@ -2047,7 +2047,8 @@
>  <envar>PGPASSWORD</envar>
>  sets the password used if the backend demands password
>  authentication.  This functionality is deprecated for security
> -reasons; consider migrating to use the <filename>$HOME/.pgpass</>
> +reasons; consider migrating to use the <link linkend='pgpassfile'>
> +<filename>$HOME/.pgpass</></link>
>  file.
>  </para>
>  </listitem>
> @@ -2133,6 +2134,11 @@
>   <primary>files</primary>
>  </indexterm>
>  <para>
> +<anchor id="pgpassfile"/>
> +<indexterm>
> + <primary>password</primary>
> + <secondary>.pgpass</secondary>
> +</indexterm>
>  <filename>$HOME/.pgpass</filename> is a file that can contain passwords
>  to be used if the connection requires a password. This file should have the
>  format:
> @@ -2144,6 +2150,11 @@
>  Entries with <literal>:</literal> or <literal>\</literal> should be escaped
>  with <literal>\</literal>.
>  </para>
> +<para>
> +The permissions on <filename>$HOME/.pgpass</filename> must disallow any
> +access to world or group; achieve this by the command
> +<command>chmod 0600 $HOME/.pgaccess</command>.
> +If the permissions are less strict than this, the file will be ignored.
>  </sect1>
>  
>  <sect1 id="libpq-threading">

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