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Re: Problem in User Securities

From: "Joel Burton" <joel(at)joelburton(dot)com>
To: "shreedhar" <shreedhar(at)lucidindia(dot)net>,"PostgreSQL" <pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Problem in User Securities
Date: 2002-05-20 13:09:45
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The default security setup in PG is to allow all connections from localhost,
w/o password. This should be changed. You'll find this in your $PGDATA
directory, in the file pg_hba.conf.

- J.

Joel BURTON | joel(at)joelburton(dot)com | joelburton.com | aim: wjoelburton
Knowledge Management & Technology Consultant

> -----Original Message-----
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> [mailto:pgsql-admin-owner(at)postgresql(dot)org]On Behalf Of shreedhar
> Sent: Monday, May 20, 2002 5:33 AM
> To: PostgreSQL
> Subject: [ADMIN] Problem in User Securities
>
>
> Hello All,
>
> I am new to Postgres, While I was checking 'User Securities' in postgres I
> got the following problem.
>
> I created a user using 'createuser' command and gave superuser
> permissions.
>
> but while accessing database, even if we have not given   '-W' password
> option it is entering into database. So who knows Unix administrator
> password can enter into any database if they know corresponding login name
> and they work with the same permissions..
>
> And also i observed that even we can enter into template1 with out giving
> any username or password.
>
> I doubt there will be a way to restrict this.
>
> Can any body help me regarding this.
>
> Thanks alot,
>
> With best Regards
> bhaskararaju
>
>
>
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