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Re: protecting database from internet access

From: "codeWarrior" <gpatnude(at)hotmail(dot)com>
To: pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: protecting database from internet access
Date: 2005-10-12 15:13:31
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Lists: pgsql-admin
  From the postgreSQL docs:
16.7. Secure TCP/IP Connections with SSL
19.1. The pg_hba.conf file
  19.2. Authentication methods
    19.2.1. Trust authentication
    19.2.2. Password authentication
    19.2.3. Kerberos authentication
    19.2.4. Ident-based authentication
    19.2.5. PAM Authentication
  19.3. Authentication problems

""ashish srivastava"" <ashu_shri(at)hotmail(dot)com> wrote in message 
> hi,
> please do the needful..
> I am using j2ee on the server side and postgresql as the database to 
> connect. This database is exposed to the internet.
> The user is shown a login page in which user enters its username and 
> password. Password authentication takes place.This password is 
> authenticated on the basis of password field in the userprofile table.
> some questions :-
> 1)can anybody tell me how to do this so that the database is at most 
> secure on the internet ?
> 2)should i have different password(login password) for the connection 
> string ? or connection string password should be same and authentication 
> should be done by fetching the password value from the userprofile table 
> for the coressponding user ?
> 3)Encrypting the password ?
> 4)Adding the password in the session so that once authentication is done 
> user is allowed for authorization for different resources such 
> databases,tables etc..
> 5)providing some SSl or tunneling to the database ?
> please help with some examples..
> i am presently using pg admin III on windows of postgresql. later on might 
> switch to linux.
> i have read about pg_hba.conf file..But these things are not clear to me.
> Thanks,
> Ashish
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