Magnus Hagander wrote:

. if the installer is running as Administrator, it should create a Postgres user

IOW, we need to make it as easy as possible to be secure.

No objection to that idea ...

I don't think we should create a postgres user. We should tell the guy who installs it to do that, and have him tell us what it is, but we should not actually go create the user for him. That is sure to annoy a lot of people. Most shops I know have standard naming conventinos, and would not want a user called "postgres" without any qualifications.

I know, small point, but I think significant.

Then how about we ask them what user it should run as, and offer them the option of an exisiting user (they pick from a list) or a new user (which we would create for them), with their choice of new user name, defaulting to Postgres?



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