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Re: Postgres user authentification or LDAP authentification

From: Alvaro Herrera <alvherre(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
To: Lauris Ulmanis <lauris(dot)ulmanis(at)mykoob(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-bugs(at)postgresql(dot)org, pgsql-performance(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Postgres user authentification or LDAP authentification
Date: 2009-07-27 02:00:19
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Lauris Ulmanis wrote:
> Hello!
> I posted you a message about slowness of creation users more than 500 000
> (#4919). It seems there is no workaround of this problem because of using
> pg_auth flat file.
> To override this problem is it possible to use LDAP authentification metod
> to identify each user and speed up system?

No.  The users still need to exist in the PG auth system.

I'm sure this is just some missing optimization.  Feel free to work on
the code to improve performance for these cases.

Alvaro Herrera                      
The PostgreSQL Company - Command Prompt, Inc.

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