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Re: JDBC and GSSAPI/Krb5

From: "Henry B(dot) Hotz" <hotz(at)jpl(dot)nasa(dot)gov>
To: Kris Jurka <books(at)ejurka(dot)com>
Cc: Peter Koczan <pjkoczan(at)gmail(dot)com>, pgsql-jdbc(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: JDBC and GSSAPI/Krb5
Date: 2007-12-06 02:59:47
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OK.  I've been warned.  ;-)

If I do it over Christmas vacation would that be soon enough?   
Unfortunately work commitments have heated up, and I can't really  
sneak time for it before then.

On Dec 5, 2007, at 2:01 PM, Kris Jurka wrote:

> On Wed, 5 Dec 2007, Peter Koczan wrote:
>> I know this question has been asked before, but the answer might  
>> have changed with the impending release of postgresql 8.3. Since  
>> 8.3 supports GSSAPI authentication, and Java can talk to Kerberos  
>> through GSSAPI (though not natively), is this feasible? I keep  
>> getting this "authentication type 7 is not supported" errors, so I  
>> know it's not currently supported. Are there any plans to have  
>> GSSAPI support for the 8.3 JDBC driver, or are there showstoppers  
>> in doing so?
> Henry Hotz, the person who contributed the GSSAPI support for the  
> server, had plans to do the JDBC work as well, but I haven't seen  
> anything from him.  I've thought about working on it, but since I  
> don't have any kerberos infrastructure setup, it's kind of a pain  
> to get all that going. It's unclear how much work it will be, so it  
> might get pushed to the 8.4 driver.
> Kris Jurka

The opinions expressed in this message are mine,
not those of Caltech, JPL, NASA, or the US Government.
Henry(dot)B(dot)Hotz(at)jpl(dot)nasa(dot)gov, or hbhotz(at)oxy(dot)edu

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