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Re: JAVA Support

From: "Josh Berkus" <josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>,"Magnus Hagander" <mha(at)sollentuna(dot)net>
Cc: "Henry B(dot) Hotz" <hotz(at)jpl(dot)nasa(dot)gov>, pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: JAVA Support
Date: 2006-09-28 22:03:32
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> It would depend in part on the size of the patch, and on whether
> there
> are any arguments for supporting GSSAPI besides "Java can't do
> Kerberos".
> What would it buy for a libpq user?

According to the Solaris Security engineers, GSSAPI is more secure than
using the Kerberos headers.  Also, in theory GSSAPI is supposed to
support multiple authentication back-ends (ldap, liberty, etc.), but I
personally have never seen support for anything but Kerberos.

Josh Berkus
PostgreSQL @ Sun
San Francisco 415-752-2500

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