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Re: saved passwords deleted

From: Guillaume Lelarge <guillaume(at)lelarge(dot)info>
To: Vik Reykja <vikreykja(at)gmail(dot)com>
Cc: Dave Page <dpage(at)pgadmin(dot)org>, Michael Shapiro <mshapiro51(at)gmail(dot)com>, PgAdmin Support <pgadmin-support(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: saved passwords deleted
Date: 2012-02-14 21:45:05
Message-ID: 1329255905.2248.27.camel@localhost.localdomain (view raw, whole thread or download thread mbox)
Lists: pgadmin-support
On Tue, 2012-02-14 at 22:33 +0100, Vik Reykja wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 14, 2012 at 22:25, Dave Page <dpage(at)pgadmin(dot)org> wrote:
>         > 1. connect to server, save password
>         > 2. disconnect from server
>         > 3. stop server
>         > 4. connect to server (fails, of course)
>         > 5. start server
>         > 6. connect to server
>         >
>         > pgAdmin asks for my password
>         That's intentional. A failed connection attempt causes the
>         password to
>         be dropped to prevent you getting stuck in a situation where
>         you
>         cannot login without manually editing the file to get round
>         some
>         random authentication issue.
> So it's an infinite loop issue and not a security issue?  I would
> rather have a separate option somewhere to connect without saved
> password.

You can connect without saving the password: let the "Save password"
checkbox unchecked.

> Our product "embeds" PG so all the non-tech employees (like the sales
> guys) have it running on their computers.  They call me for help and I
> connect to them and fail and tell them to turn off their firewall or
> whatever (again) and then I have to lookup their password.  My usage
> may not be common enough for a generic tool to deal with, but it
> certainly is annoying.

I'm not sure what you meant here.


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