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Re: [INTERFACES] Changing User Passwords

From: Dave Page <dpage(at)vale-housing(dot)co(dot)uk>
To: "'pgsql-interfaces(at)postgresql(dot)org'" <pgsql-interfaces(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: [INTERFACES] Changing User Passwords
Date: 1999-09-23 08:15:33
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It's on the To-Do list (admittedly not the one on the web site though!). It
got kind of missed as I did all the permissions stuff in the 6.3.x releases
when (as far as I could tell) the concept of groups was only implemented in
as much as a pg_group table existed. Consequently I designed my own system
for our software....
Network & Systems Manager, The Vale Housing Association. (Work) (Home of pgAdmin)
Beer can be a permanent solution, but only if you have enough of it!

-----Original Message-----
From: The Hermit Hacker [mailto:scrappy(at)hub(dot)org]
Sent: 22 September 1999 20:23
To: Dave Page
Cc: 'pgsql-interfaces(at)postgresql(dot)org'
Subject: Re: [INTERFACES] Changing User Passwords

One thing I found lacking, or just couldn't find...the ability to
grant/revoke group permissions?  Just something I'm missing, or just not
implemented yet?

On Wed, 22 Sep 1999, Dave Page wrote:

> Hi,
> Using pg_shadow based passwords I'm having trouble figuring out how a user
> can change their own password via ODBC. The only way I can see of doing
> is with ALTER USER, but of course this fails (as shown in the snippet from
> psql)
> valesoft=> alter user jbeirne with password xxxx;
> ERROR:  alterUser: user "jbeirne" does not have SELECT and UPDATE
> for "pg_shadow"
> Any ideas would be appreciated...
> Regards,
> Dave.
> ************

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