|The PostgreSQL 9.0 Reference Manual - Volume 3 - Server Administration Guide
by The PostgreSQL Global Development Group
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22.214.171.124 Ident Authentication over Local Sockets
On systems supporting
SO_PEERCRED requests for
Unix-domain sockets (currently
Solaris), ident authentication can also
be applied to local connections.
SO_PEERCRED to find out
the operating system name of the connected client process.
In this case, no security risk is added by
using ident authentication; indeed it is a preferable choice for
local connections on such systems.
On systems without
SO_PEERCRED requests, ident
authentication is only available for TCP/IP connections. As a
work-around, it is possible to specify the
127.0.0.1 and make connections to this
address. This method is trustworthy to the extent that you trust
the local ident server.
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