Re: ssl with pem password

From: "Luca Stancapiano" <l(dot)stancapiano(at)k-tech(dot)it>
To: pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: ssl with pem password
Date: 2005-07-25 18:45:32
Message-ID: 30724.80.181.228.234.1122317132.squirrel@webmail.k-tech.it
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> "Luca Stancapiano" <l(dot)stancapiano(at)k-tech(dot)it> writes:
>> hi.....I'm trying to use postgresql in mode ssl and I would to use a
>> private key that uses a pem password. When I launch postgres with
>> postgres user and my server.key and server.crt in my home ,in this mode:
>
>> echo password | /usr/bin/postmaster -il -p '5432' -D '/home/data'
>
>> I see this message:
>
>> Enter PEM pass phrase
>
>> but I would a thing more automatic without that password request. Is it
>> possible?
>
> If you want the server to launch without a password, you have to alter
> the server key file to remove its password. See the documentation.
>
> The above is hardly a more-secure approach, since anyone who can look at
> the script (or happen to see the "echo" executing in ps) can find out
> the password. You might as well rely on file permissions to prevent
> people from getting at the password-less key file.
>
> regards, tom lane
>
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sorry but I would really to use the key with password because I use a gpg
system that hide the real password....It's possible with postgres to use a
thing like this?

echo crypted_password | /usr/bin/postmaster -il -p '5432' -D '/home/data'

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