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Re: Authenticating some users and trusting others

From: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>
To: Lio Test <tressens(at)etud(dot)insa-tlse(dot)fr>
Cc: pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Authenticating some users and trusting others
Date: 2000-08-20 11:59:35
Message-ID: Pine.LNX.4.21.0008201341030.487-100000@localhost.localdomain (view raw, whole thread or download thread mbox)
Lists: pgsql-admin
Lio Test writes:

> I want to avoid that someone could authenticate as root user on my
> databases. For this, I would like to apply "trust" access mode mixed
> with auth by password for other users. In this case, someone would
> have first to gain root privileges on my Linux system to access PG as
> root.

Perhaps you are confused. There is nothing wrong with having a database
user called "root". This user does not automatically have special
privileges and is unrelated to any Unix root user.

> Is it possible to mix two auth modes ?

Not from the same host.

Peter Eisentraut                  Sernanders väg 10:115
peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net                   75262 Uppsala            Sweden

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