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Re: [INTERFACES] pg_pwd problem, 2nd try

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: "Ken J(dot) Wright" <ken(at)ori-ind(dot)com>
Cc: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>, pgsql-interfaces(at)postgreSQL(dot)org
Subject: Re: [INTERFACES] pg_pwd problem, 2nd try
Date: 2000-02-22 23:21:46
Message-ID: 26301.951261706@sss.pgh.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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"Ken J. Wright" <ken(at)ori-ind(dot)com> writes:
> If I use the ALTER USER sql statement, the file pg_pwd gets written in an
> older plain text format & the user can no longer authenticate. However,
> using pg_passwd from the command line reates a file similar to /etc/passwd
> including the username and an encrypted password. Known problem?

It is now ;-)

Peter changed the backend's idea about the format of pg_pwd, but
I guess he forgot about pg_passwd ...

I wonder whether we even need pg_passwd in its present form anymore.
Maybe it should just issue an ALTER USER command?

			regards, tom lane

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