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Re: Deprecations in authentication

From: Robert Haas <robertmhaas(at)gmail(dot)com>
To: Stephen Frost <sfrost(at)snowman(dot)net>
Cc: Magnus Hagander <magnus(at)hagander(dot)net>, PostgreSQL-development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Deprecations in authentication
Date: 2012-11-05 17:10:19
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On Mon, Nov 5, 2012 at 9:57 AM, Stephen Frost <sfrost(at)snowman(dot)net> wrote:
> Magnus,
> * Magnus Hagander (magnus(at)hagander(dot)net) wrote:
>> I have no idea what platform that would be. Both the standard
>> implementations of krb5 have supported gssapi since forever. The only
>> nonstandard environment we support there is Windows, and that one *only*
>> has support for GSSAPI/SSPI.
> There are some older unixes that had their own Kerberos libraries,
> that's what I was specifically referring to.  I agree that there's
> really only 2 implementations among the major free/open source
> distributions and that those have supported GSSAPI for a long time.
>> Well, we can remove it and see if it breaks :)
> That was more-or-less what I was encouraging.. :D
> The only question there is if we're even building w/ krb5 and/or
> gssapi support on the buildfarm by default today..?

Well, looking at the BF: seems there are LOTS of machines building with krb5, and NONE with gssapi.

Robert Haas
The Enterprise PostgreSQL Company

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