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Re: ident authentication problem

From: Shanta McBain <csc(at)computersystemconsulting(dot)ca>
To: pgsql-general(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: ident authentication problem
Date: 2004-04-22 19:15:24
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On April 22, 2004 04:58, Karsten Hilbert wrote:
> >
> > How, exactly, is that?
> a) it seems SQL ledger wants to store data in PostgreSQL

It is the prefred database but I think you can use others.

> b) I assume it wants to store *financial* data

Yes It is an accounting package.

> c) local/all/trust means *all* *local* users are *trusted*, eg
>    don't require any authentication, hence system account foo
>    can access *all* databases (including the SQL-ledger one)
>    even though foo does not have a corresponding DB account
> Assuming, that there aren't any schema level restrictions
> (GRANTs) set up which may or may not be the case. Forgot to
> mention that point earlier on.
> Or am I missing something ?

I think the SQL-ledger docs were thinking in terms of a stand alone system. My 
asking this question has gotten some interesting discoution of authentication 
and security. I used the suggestion on mapping the users So postgress would 
be able to relate to the SQL ledger user and the allowed postgress user. This 
meant that SQL-ledger may access the database without open the database to 
attack. Much better solution for sure.

Thanks for the help.
Shanta McBain
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