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Re: postgresql db account

From: Ray Stell <stellr(at)cns(dot)vt(dot)edu>
To: Sean Davis <sdavis2(at)mail(dot)nih(dot)gov>
Cc: pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org, Richard Broersma Jr <rabroersma(at)yahoo(dot)com>
Subject: Re: postgresql db account
Date: 2006-10-05 12:17:27
Message-ID: 20061005121727.GB30988@cns.vt.edu (view raw or flat)
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On Thu, Oct 05, 2006 at 08:06:06AM -0400, Sean Davis wrote:
> On Thursday 05 October 2006 07:47, Ray Stell wrote:
> > If I change the challange method to md5, I have to know the passwd.
> > So, are you saying that it is good practice to leave local connections
> > as trust?  This doesn't seem right to me.  I either have to set the
> > pw or leave it as trust.  
> 
> The idea of trust on the local machine is that every user on the local machine 
> is allowed direct access to the database, which is a convenience mechanism.  
> If that doesn't meet your needs, then by all means, feel free to set up 
> whatever security you like.  I tend to leave the local machine (to which I am 
> the only person with access) as trust for convenience, but all other machines 
> use md5.  


Thanks, again, someone said there was no pw on the account, but if I set local md5
I am prompted for a pw.  Enter doesn't let you in.  Is the default known?  Is there an
issue with reseting the pw to a known value?

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