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Re: remote user

From: johnf <jfabiani(at)yolo(dot)com>
To: pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: remote user
Date: 2007-12-12 22:13:20
Message-ID: 200712121413.20600.jfabiani@yolo.com (view raw or flat)
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On Wednesday 12 December 2007 02:00:30 pm Tom Lane wrote:
> johnf <jfabiani(at)yolo(dot)com> writes:
> > On Wednesday 12 December 2007 09:52:48 am Tom Lane wrote:
> >> Limit the range of IPs as much as you can, and require the connection to
> >> use SSL, and maybe insist on a client certificate.
> >
> > What do you mean by a cleint certificate?  I'll assume it is some sort of
> > key that is passed to my server.  But would postgres use the key?  Or is
> > this just a way to insure user is who he say he is?
>
> I'm no expert on SSL usage, but there's some basic info here:
> http://www.postgresql.org/docs/8.2/static/ssl-tcp.html
> For the full story on SSL you'd want to visit
> http://www.openssl.org/
>
> 			regards, tom lane

Thanks for the link I'll need to read up on SSL.  This looks like it might 
work.


-- 
John Fabiani

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