On 03/14/2017 08:40 AM, Tom Lane wrote:
> Joe Conway <m...@joeconway.com> writes:
>> On 03/14/2017 03:15 AM, Heikki Linnakangas wrote:
>>> It would be a lot more sensible, if there was a way to specify in
>>> pg_hba.conf, "scram-or-md5". We punted on that for PostgreSQL 10, but
>>> perhaps we should try to cram that in, after all.
>> I was also thinking about that. Basically a primary method and a
>> fallback. If that were the case, a gradual transition could happen, and
>> if we want \password to enforce best practice it would be ok.
> Why exactly would anyone want "md5 only"?  I should think that "scram
> only" is a sensible pg_hba setting, if the DBA feels that md5 is too
> insecure, but I do not see the point of "md5 only" in 2017.  I think
> we should just start interpreting that as "md5 or better".

That certainly would work for me.


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