On Thu, Mar 16, 2017 at 11:38 PM, Michael Paquier
<michael.paqu...@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 16, 2017 at 10:52 PM, Heikki Linnakangas <hlinn...@iki.fi> wrote:
>> On 03/14/2017 11:14 PM, Tom Lane wrote:
>>> In short, I don't think that argument refutes my position that "md5"
>>> in pg_hba.conf should be understood as allowing SCRAM passwords too.
>> Yeah, let's do that. Here's a patch.
> At least this has the merit of making \password simpler from psql
> without a kind of --method option: if the backend is 9.6 or older,
> just generate a MD5-hash, and SCRAM-hash for newer versions.
> PQencryptPassword still needs to be extended so as it accepts a hash
> method though.

What if the user doesn't want to switch to SCRAM because they also use
some connector that hasn't been updated to support it?

I bet there will be a lot of people in that situation.

Robert Haas
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