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BUG #1418: RFC: Challenge/response authentication support

From: "Craig Ruff" <cruff(at)ucar(dot)edu>
To: pgsql-bugs(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: BUG #1418: RFC: Challenge/response authentication support
Date: 2005-01-19 19:56:01
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The following bug has been logged online:

Bug reference:      1418
Logged by:          Craig Ruff
Email address:      cruff(at)ucar(dot)edu
PostgreSQL version: 8.0
Operating system:   Any
Description:        RFC: Challenge/response authentication support

PAM supports challenge response authentication.  It is desirable that psql
and the backend support this by displaying the PAM conversation routine
message(s) and returing a response (optionally echoed to the user).

I had a look at the code, and the backend support isn't too bad, but psql
itself does not appear to be structured in a way to handle this easily.  The
current method of just closing the backend connection, prompting for the
password and trying again does not work since the one-time password
challenge/response method is stateful.

Unfortunately, at the moment, I don't have the time to delve into fixing
this up further, but thought I'd let the list know in case someone else is
hacking on psql.

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