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Re: PAM support? (was: Authentication against /etc/passwd?)

From: "Anthony E (dot) Greene" <agreene(at)pobox(dot)com>
To: pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: PAM support? (was: Authentication against /etc/passwd?)
Date: 2001-03-22 00:37:53
Message-ID: 20010321193753.E28437@cp5340 (view raw, whole thread or download thread mbox)
Lists: pgsql-novice
On Wed, 21 Mar 2001 10:38:28 Adrian(dot)Jackson(at)ioshq(dot)com wrote:
>Is there any way to authenticate users against the /etc/passwd (or
>/etc/shadow) file rather than the pg_shadow table? Is there any good 
>reason for *not* wanting to do this (other than the general badness of
>sending passwords in plain text across the network, that is...)?

PAM support might be a better option. I looked around the 'Net and around
the Web site and could not find any information indicating whether or not
someone is working on this.

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