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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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5.3.4 SSPI authentication

SSPI is a Windows technology for secure authentication with single sign-on. PostgreSQL will use SSPI in negotiate mode, which will use Kerberos when possible and automatically fall back to NTLM in other cases. SSPI authentication only works when both server and client are running Windows.

When using Kerberos authentication, SSPI works the same way GSSAPI does; see section 5.3.3 GSSAPI authentication for details.

The following configuration options are supported for SSPI:

If set to 1, the realm name from the authenticated user principal is included in the system user name that's passed through user name mapping (section 5.2 User name maps). This is useful for handling users from multiple realms.
Allows for mapping between system and database user names. See section 5.2 User name maps for details.
Sets the realm to match user principal names against. If this parameter is set, only users of that realm will be accepted. If it is not set, users of any realm can connect, subject to whatever user name mapping is done.
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