[pgpool-general: 4010] Re: Import MD5 password hashes

Joshua D. Drake jd at commandprompt.com
Fri Aug 28 02:13:18 JST 2015

On 08/27/2015 04:35 AM, Pablo Sanchez wrote:
> [ Comments below, in-line ]
> On 08/25/2015 10:41 PM, James Sewell wrote:
> Hi James,
>> If there isn't any plan in the near future I might write a trigger
>> based solution which can be added - would there be any interest in
>> this?
> Authentication has become a big issue for my client so I'm very
> interested in what you find/discover.
> I was about to embark on what PGPool currently provides
> (e.g. pool_password) for authentication.  At the moment, I don't like
> the security hole.  This may be self-inflicted though.

I am not sure how it is anymore a security hole than /etc/passwd, 
/etc/shadow. I do think it would be great if it could just auth via 
PostgreSQL proper though.


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