* Peter Eisentraut (peter.eisentr...@2ndquadrant.com) wrote:
> On 12/14/16 5:15 AM, Michael Paquier wrote:
> > I would be tempted to suggest adding the verifier type as a new column
> > of pg_authid
> Yes please.

This discussion seems to continue to come up and I don't entirely
understand why we keep trying to shove more things into pg_authid, or
worse, into rolpassword.

We should have an independent table for the verifiers, which has a
different column for the verifier type, and either starts off supporting
multiple verifiers per role or at least gives us the ability to add that
easily later.  We should also move rolvaliduntil to that new table.

No, I am specifically *not* concerned with "backwards compatibility" of
that table- we continually add to it and change it and applications
which are so closely tied to PG that they look at pg_authid need to be
updated with nearly every release anyway.  What we *do* need to make
sure we get correct is what pg_dump/pg_upgrade do, but that's entirely
within our control to manage and shouldn't be that much of an issue to



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