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Re: Postgres security issue - protecting datafiles

From: Michael Monnerie <michael(dot)monnerie(at)is(dot)it-management(dot)at>
To: pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Postgres security issue - protecting datafiles
Date: 2008-06-11 07:43:04
Message-ID: 200806110943.04822@zmi.at (view raw or flat)
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On Dienstag, 10. Juni 2008 Zvi Fer wrote:
> I have another solution, which i tried to avoid : my company provides
> file/folder-level encryption . i can apply this encryption with
> specific configuration for the postgres processes . this way - even
> the root cannot access the data, the only one that can access the
> database-files is the owner of the database (which can be the DBA ,
> but can be some1 else as well...)

And where is the decrypt key stored? If you crypt a folder, you need the 
key, but root must be able to access the key - or is it hard coded into 
software?

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