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Re: Embedding postgresql in my application

From: Bruno Wolff III <bruno(at)wolff(dot)to>
To: Murray Cumming <murrayc(at)murrayc(dot)com>
Cc: "Jeroen T(dot) Vermeulen" <jtv(at)xs4all(dot)nl>, pgsql-interfaces <pgsql-interfaces(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Embedding postgresql in my application
Date: 2006-12-20 22:43:10
Message-ID: 20061220224310.GA10755@wolff.to (view raw or flat)
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On Tue, Dec 19, 2006 at 16:36:53 +0100,
  Murray Cumming <murrayc(at)murrayc(dot)com> wrote:
> On Sat, 2006-12-16 at 13:16 +0700, Jeroen T. Vermeulen wrote:
> > f your application
> > can run under many different user identities and each should have its
> > own
> > database user, use "ident sameuser"
> 
> I believe that ident authentication requires an additional service such
> as gidentd. Well, I think that's been my experience in the past.

If your running on a unix like machine that supports something like getpeername
and using domain sockets then you wouldn't need to set up a separate process
to do this. In the Windows world I think you are stuck.

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