[pgpool-general: 4779] Re: What is the purpose of client authentication?

Tatsuo Ishii ishii at postgresql.org
Mon Jul 11 14:15:14 JST 2016

> Hi,
> I have setup pgpool for the first time today. One thing I am confused is
> what is the purpose of client authentication? If I set METHOD to trust in
> pool_hba.conf, does that mean that connecting to backend postgres will not
> require any password?

No. From PostgreSQL's point of view, pgpool-II seems just an ordinary
client. One of the reason why pool_hba.conf is required is, you want
to use md5 auth. See the manual and FAQ for more details.

Best regards,
Tatsuo Ishii
SRA OSS, Inc. Japan
English: http://www.sraoss.co.jp/index_en.php

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