Re: separate initdb -A options for local and host

From: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>
To: pgsql-hackers <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: separate initdb -A options for local and host
Date: 2012-01-14 22:18:51
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On lör, 2011-11-26 at 01:20 +0200, Peter Eisentraut wrote:
> I think it would be useful to have separate initdb -A options for local
> and host entries. In 9.1, we went out of our way to separate the "peer"
> and "ident" methods, but we have moved the confusion into the initdb -A
> option, where "ident" sometimes means "peer", and "peer" sometimes means
> "ident". Moreover, having separate options would allow what I think
> would be a far more common use case, namely having local "peer" and host
> something other than "ident", such as "md5".
> I'm thinking, we could keep the existing -A option, but add long options
> such as --auth-local and --auth-host, to specify more detail.

Here is a patch that implements exactly that.

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initdb-auth-options.patch text/x-patch 10.1 KB

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