|The PostgreSQL 9.0 Reference Manual - Volume 3 - Server Administration Guide
by The PostgreSQL Global Development Group
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5.3.10 PAM authentication
This authentication method operates similarly to
password except that it uses PAM (Pluggable
Authentication Modules) as the authentication mechanism. The
default PAM service name is
PAM is used only to validate user name/password pairs.
Therefore the user must already exist in the database before PAM
can be used for authentication. For more information about
PAM, please read the Linux-PAM Page
Solaris PAM Page.
The following configuration options are supported for PAM:
- PAM service name.
Note: If PAM is set up to read ‘/etc/shadow’, authentication will fail because the PostgreSQL server is started by a non-root user. However, this is not an issue when PAM is configured to use LDAP or other authentication methods.
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