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Re: PGPASSWORD

From: Oliver Jowett <oliver(at)opencloud(dot)com>
To: postgresbugs <postgresbugs(at)grifent(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-bugs(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: PGPASSWORD
Date: 2005-02-26 11:26:28
Message-ID: 42205CE4.3000504@opencloud.com (view raw or flat)
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postgresbugs wrote:

> The functionality provided by PGPASSWORD should not be removed 
> unless there is a functionality other than .pgpass, which is fine for 
> some uses and not for others, that will provide similar functionality. 
> That could be psql and pg_dump and the like accepting a password on the 
> command line as I stated earlier. 

Putting the password on the command line would be even more of a 
security problem than PGPASSWORD is now. I agree that an alternative to 
,pgpass would be useful, but it needs to be a *secure* alternative.

-O

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