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Re: pgsql: Mention that PAM requires the user already exist in the database,

From: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>,pgsql-committers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: pgsql: Mention that PAM requires the user already exist in the database,
Date: 2005-04-28 22:23:33
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Tom Lane wrote:
> I don't recall exactly what Dick suggested, but the patch as applied
> seems like fairly useless verbiage.  Exactly which of our other auth
> methods allow users who *don't* exist in the database to log in?
> And why would anyone find it surprising that this does not happen?

I think the difference is that PAM carries a user list of its own, and 
users might be led to believe that it's enough to create a user in the 
PAM system and it will automatically exist in the database.

With the other authentication methods, there is no external user list.

Peter Eisentraut

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