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Re: public key authentification

From: "Magnus Hagander" <mha(at)sollentuna(dot)net>
To: <weigelt(at)metux(dot)de>, "pgsql-admin" <pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: public key authentification
Date: 2005-03-24 13:44:17
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> is there a way to do pubkey authentification (like ssh) with 
> postgresql and the psql frontend ?

Not really.

You can use SSH forwarding of the connection, and use the public key
authentication for that one.

Or you can use Kerberos 5 - while not public key authentication, it may
accomplish what you wanted.

You can also request that the client has a client certificate on a SSL
connection, but you cannot map client certificates to user account so
anybody who has a valid client cert by your CA can connect then.


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