"Chris Hoover" <revoohc(at)sermonaudio(dot)com> writes:
> I have been handed a postgresql 7.2.1 db running on an AIX platform that
> is suddenly having authentication errors. We are not sure what has
> happened, but starting last Friday we started having the following in
> the log files.
> Password is stored MD5 encrypted. 'password' and 'crypt' auth methods
> cannot be used.
> FATAL 1: Password authentication failed for user "<user-name>"
Sounds like you started storing some passwords MD5-encrypted ;-)
This doesn't "just happen". Either you issued CREATE/ALTER USER WITH
ENCRYPTED PASSWORD, or you set password_encryption to ON so that that
would be the default behavior.
> Can anyone direct me on what/where to look for fixing this issue? I am
> not familiar with this version of Postgresql or with it running on AIX.
On this point I think it's the same as later versions.
regards, tom lane
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