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Re: FW: [ppa-dev] Severe bug in debian - phppgadmin opens up

From: Doug McNaught <doug(at)wireboard(dot)com>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: Lincoln Yeoh <lyeoh(at)pop(dot)jaring(dot)my>, Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>, Christopher Kings-Lynne <chriskl(at)familyhealth(dot)com(dot)au>, Hackers <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: FW: [ppa-dev] Severe bug in debian - phppgadmin opens up
Date: 2001-11-28 16:17:35
Message-ID: m34rnerhsw.fsf@belphigor.mcnaught.org (view raw or flat)
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Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us> writes:

> > Is there a safe way to send username and password to psql?
> 
> If you want to put those things in a script, you could still do
> 
> 	export PGUSER=whatever
> 	export PGPASSWORD=whatever
> 	psql ...

But this way the password ends up in the environment, which on many
systems is visible to other processes/users (via /proc or the 'ps'
command).  Might as well use "trust"...

-Doug
-- 
Let us cross over the river, and rest under the shade of the trees.
   --T. J. Jackson, 1863

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