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The PostgreSQL 9.0 Reference Manual - Volume 3 - Server Administration Guide
by The PostgreSQL Global Development Group
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5.3.6 Ident-based authentication

The ident authentication method works by obtaining the client's operating system user name and using it as the allowed database user name (with an optional user name mapping). The determination of the client's user name is the security-critical point, and it works differently depending on the connection type, as described below.

The following configuration options are supported for ident:

map
Allows for mapping between system and database user names. See section 5.2 User name maps for details.
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