On Wed, Apr 26, 2017 at 10:56 AM, Bruce Momjian <br...@momjian.us> wrote: > First, I don't think RFC references belong in the release notes, let > alone RFC links. > > Second, there seems to be some confusion over what SCRAM-SHA-256 gives > us over MD5. I think there are a few benefits: > > o packets cannot be replayed as easily, i.e. md5 replayed random salt > packets with a 50% probability after 16k sessions > o hard to re-use SCRAM-SHA-256 string if disclosed vs. simple for md5 > o harder to brute-force trying all possible strings to find a matching > hash > > So if you tell users that SCRAM-SHA-256 is better than MD5 only because > of one of those, they will not realize that three benefits of changing > to SCRAM-SHA-256. I might have even missed some benefits.
If the release notes keep a general tone, perhaps it would be better to mention as well that SCRAM is the recommended password-based authentication method moving forward? -- Michael -- Sent via pgsql-hackers mailing list (firstname.lastname@example.org) To make changes to your subscription: http://www.postgresql.org/mailpref/pgsql-hackers