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Re: [HACKERS] PostgreSQL pam ldap document

From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Dick Davies <rasputnik(at)hellooperator(dot)net>
Cc: PostgreSQL Admin <pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: [HACKERS] PostgreSQL pam ldap document
Date: 2005-04-26 03:01:50
Message-ID: 200504260301.j3Q31ob22833@candle.pha.pa.us (view raw or flat)
Thread:
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Addition added to PAM documentation.  Patch attached and will appear in
8.0.3.

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Dick Davies wrote:
> * Adrian Nida <nida(at)musc(dot)edu> [0307 18:07]:
> > <Snip/>
> > >>Here is my attempt at doing so:  http://itc.musc.edu/wiki/PostGreSQL
> > <Snip/>
> > >I get a "not exists" error on that URL.
> > Sorry, I renamed the URL after someone pointed out the correct spelling. 
> >  This was a link to the old one.  I apologize for the confusion, the 
> > right URL is:
> > 
> > http://itc.musc.edu/wiki/PostgreSQL
> > 
> > >I assume you looked at:
> > >	http://www.postgresql.org/docs/8.0/interactive/auth-methods.html#AUTH-PAM
> > >Do you have additions to it?
> > 
> > Yes, I did look at it.  No offense to the original author, but my doc 
> > has a lot more than the four sentences that are there.  I was hoping it 
> > would help others in my situation.  Again any and all 
> > comments/questions/blah are appreciated.
> 
> I think the point he's trying to make is that most of your howto is 
> how to setup pg_hba.conf (which is in the docs anyway) and how to set up pam_ldap
> for a service (which is really a pam howto).
> 
> It'd be nice if the docs at 
> 
> http://www.postgresql.org/docs/8.0/interactive/auth-methods.html#AUTH-PAM
> 
> said 
> 
> 'you need to createuser(8) a postgres user too. PAM is only used to 
> validate a username/password pair - the user has to exist in postgres as well.'
> 
> and it will, once it updates :)
> 
> 
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