Re: [PATCH] user mapping extension to pg_ident.conf

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Lars Kanis <kanis(at)comcard(dot)de>
Cc: pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org, Magnus Hagander <magnus(at)hagander(dot)net>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] user mapping extension to pg_ident.conf
Date: 2009-06-29 16:12:13
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Lars Kanis <kanis(at)comcard(dot)de> writes:
> The problem I have, is that I want to use an ordinary windows application,
> which connects to an arbitrary ODBC data source. This application stores a
> fixed username und password for the connection within it's own binary data
> file. It doesn't know anything about TLS-connection nor smartcard based
> authentication. All this is done in the libpg.dll.

This seems to boil down to "I'm willing to damage PG's authentication
mechanisms to an unlimited extent to work around one broken proprietary
windows app". I'm not excited about it. Have you even considered the
potential for security problems arising from this?

regards, tom lane

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