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Password Security or Alternate way to authenticate

From: "Cassiano, Marco" <mcassiano(at)manord(dot)com>
To: <pgsql-odbc(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Password Security or Alternate way to authenticate
Date: 2007-06-11 16:29:07
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Hi all,
I have a linux box (RH4) with MicroFocus Cobol connecting via psqlodbc to my data base server (RH4 - Postgres 8.2.4).
In ODBC.ini  user/password are in clear text and the file is readable to users which executes the MF Cobol applications.
I would like to hide these information by either protecting the odbc.ini file or using an alternate way to authenticate to the postgres database (i.e. kerberos, certificates, ssh keys, ....)
Whant could I do?
Forgive me in case my question is silly.
I would appreciate your help
Thanks a lot

Marco Cassiano 
Manifatture del Nord srl unipersonale
Gruppo MaxMara 

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email : mcassiano(at)manord(dot)com <outbind://1/>  


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