On 1/4/17 10:57 AM, Tom Lane wrote:
> I still maintain that the existing solution for passphrases is useless,
> but in the interest of removing objections to the current patch, I'll
> go make that happen.

Sounds good.

Looking around briefly (e.g., Apache, nginx), the standard approach
appears to be a configuration setting that gets the password from an
external program or file.  (Although the default still appears to be to
get from tty.)

systemd has support for getting passwords to services without tty.

So if someone is interested, there is some room for enhancement here.

Peter Eisentraut              http://www.2ndQuadrant.com/
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