|From:||Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us>|
|To:||Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>|
|Cc:||Gregory Stark <stark(at)enterprisedb(dot)com>, Marko Kreen <markokr(at)gmail(dot)com>, Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>, pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org, Tomasz Ostrowski <tometzky(at)batory(dot)org(dot)pl>|
|Subject:||Re: Spoofing as the postmaster|
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Tom Lane wrote:
> 2. Improve our documentation about how to set up mutual authentication
> under SSL (it's a bit scattered now).
> 3. Recommend using mutual auth even for local connections, if a server
> containing sensitive data is to be run on a machine that also hosts
> untrusted users.
> As somebody noted, it's probably even better policy to not have any
> sensitive data on a machine that hosts untrusted users, and it wouldn't
> hurt for the docs to point that out; but we should have a documented
> solution available if you have to do it.
I have added the section about preventing server spoofing and updated the SSL
documentation to be more logical and clearer about certificates.
The major updated sections are:
I have to say I didn't understand the certificate stuff before, but I
think it should be clearer now to anyone who reads it.
Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us> http://momjian.us
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