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Re: Getting "ident" to work in Windows

From: "ktm(at)rice(dot)edu" <ktm(at)rice(dot)edu>
To: Thomas Kellerer <spam_eater(at)gmx(dot)net>
Cc: pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Getting "ident" to work in Windows
Date: 2012-05-04 13:33:02
Message-ID: 20120504133302.GG32303@aart.rice.edu (view raw or flat)
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On Fri, May 04, 2012 at 01:57:47PM +0200, Thomas Kellerer wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> I'm trying to enable "ident" authentication on my Windows machine using PostgreSQL 9.1
> 
> However as soon as I add the following line to pg_hba.conf
> 
>    host    all             all             ::1/128            ident sameuser
> 
> I get an error message when trying to login (after a server reload of course)
> 
>    psql: FATAL:  could not load pg_hba.conf
> 
> It is precisely that line above. As soon as I remove it I can logon again (with a username/password of course).
> 
> I did verify that my connections are done through IPV6.
> 
> Here is the current content of my pg_hba.conf:
> 
> --------- snip ----------
> # TYPE  DATABASE        USER            ADDRESS                 METHOD
> 
> # IPv4 local connections:
> host    all             all             127.0.0.1/32            md5
> 
> # IPv6 local connections:
> host    all             all             ::1/128              md5
> --------- snip ----------
> 
> Ideally I would like to make "ident" to work with a custom map but using "ident tkmap". But that throws the same error which isn't really surprising as "ident tkmap" is not working either.
> 
> Is ident not supported on Windows? I could not find anything related to that in the manual.
> 
> Regards
> Thomas
> 

I believe that that is the case. There is no Windows ident support.

Regards,
Ken

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