On 10 April 2017 at 12:34, Michael Paquier <michael.paqu...@gmail.com> wrote:

> Attached is a patch to hopefully make the discussion progress. I
> simply propose to use sasl as a keyword for pg_hba.conf, on the basis
> that SASL is the protocol used, and scram is a mechanism used to
> achieve the SASL exchange. We can always come up with a set of options
> and aliases later, I am actually open to have more fancy extra options
> in pg_hba.conf.

I'd really like to see this approach proceed.

pg_hba.conf isn't the most user-friendly thing in the world, and seems
to be one of the top sources of confusion for new users. Simple is
good here IMO.

Let users specify 'scram' and negotiate.

 Craig Ringer                   http://www.2ndQuadrant.com/
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