I have just written a doc about the encrypted passwords which will be in the
helpfile for the next release of pgAdmin, and can be found at
SSH connections are slightly different to the encrypted passwords - they
encrypt the entire session over the wire, whilst the passwords are encrypted
over the wire *and* in pg_shadow. pgAdmin with SSH is outlined here:
For the best security, why not use both?
From: Peter E. Chen [mailto:pchen3(at)jhmi(dot)edu]
Sent: 13 March 2002 16:09
To: Ivan Horvath
Subject: Re: [pgadmin-support] password encyption
I tunnel my pgAdmin connection through an SSH connection to provide security
for pgAdmin logins. You can use the standard SSH port forwarding feature to
have your pgAdmin connect to PostgreSQL. I believe there is now
documentation on how to use SSH port forwarding with pgAdmin.
I hope this helps.
[mailto:pgadmin-support-owner(at)postgresql(dot)org]On Behalf Of Ivan Horvath
Sent: Wednesday, March 13, 2002 5:53 AM
Subject: [pgadmin-support] password encyption
i created a user in pgadmin, specified a password of course. the user is
created, but the password is encypted somehow., i cannot log in anymore!!!
please help me, what is the problem
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