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Re: MySQL database issues

From: Chris Browne <cbbrowne(at)acm(dot)org>
To: pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: MySQL database issues
Date: 2007-05-21 02:07:14
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jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com ("Joshua D. Drake") writes:
> Tino Wildenhain wrote:
>> This way you can use pg_hba.conf, dedicated system tables or
>> maybe LDAP one day. (or just another postgres database)
>> Does it sound too easy? I hope so :-)
> Actually, that sounds bad. PostgreSQL should be the source of its own auth.

If there's a clear *OTHER* authority in the matter (e.g. - an LDAP
instance that manages numerous other things), then that's manifestly
not the case.

Making a selection of mechanisms configurable seems entirely
reasonable to me.

In a web hosting environment, it would seem quite reasonable for
authentication to be controlled in some central way that's *not*
necessarily PG-based.
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