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Authentication against /etc/passwd?

From: <Adrian(dot)Jackson(at)ioshq(dot)com>
To: pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Authentication against /etc/passwd?
Date: 2001-03-21 15:38:28
Message-ID: Pine.LNX.4.21.0103211533210.18454-100000@krud.int.ioshq.com (view raw or flat)
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Is there any way to authenticate users against the /etc/passwd (or
/etc/shadow) file rather than the pg_shadow table? Is there any good 
reason for *not* wanting to do this (other than the general badness of
sending passwords in plain text across the network, that is...)?

Adrian Jackson


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