Magnus Hagander wrote:
On Tue, Dec 18, 2007 at 12:41:56PM +0530, Dhanaraj M wrote:
Hi all,

This is the continuation to the discussion that we had in the hacker's list.

Here, I like to add some details in 20.2.6. PAM authentication section.

Can someone review and make changes, if required? Thanks.

Eh, those extensions are only valid if you use PAM with a shadow password
file, no? You shouldn't need root if you use say PAM-with-LDAP?

Also, it strikes me that granting the postgres user read access to the shadow file is probably very poor security practice, and not something I would want to recommend without considerable thought. What we should say, rather, is that PAM auth is likely to fail if your PAM is set up to use the shadow file rather than an auth source such as LDAP which does not require privileged file access.



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