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Re: [GENERAL] libq++ and security help

From: Peter Mount <pgsqlgen(at)retep(dot)org(dot)uk>
To: Bruce Tong <zztong(at)laxmi(dot)ev(dot)net>
Cc: Monica Rogati <mrogati(at)unm(dot)edu>, pgsql-general(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: [GENERAL] libq++ and security help
Date: 1998-06-16 05:50:12
Message-ID: Pine.LNX.3.95.980616064636.17365A-100000@retep.org.uk (view raw or flat)
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On Mon, 15 Jun 1998, Bruce Tong wrote:

> > 	I'm using libq++ for a C++ frontend; the problem is I need to have 
> > many users who don't have accounts on the server. I tried to find 
> > information on connecting to the database specifying the username and 
> > password, but it looks like the libq++ functions rely on the environment 
> > variables. 
> 
> This seems to be the same for LIBPQ. (The non-C++ version of the library.)
> Thus, I'm curious what the answer is in this case as well.

I'm not sure about libq++, but for libpq, you can do this by using
PQconnectdb(). The easiest way, is to look at the source to psql, which
uses libpq itself.

PGconn *db = PQconnectdb("host=myhost user=myuser password=mypassword port=myport");

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