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Nordic PGDay 2017

Schedule - Nordic PGDay 2017

SCRAM authentication in PostgreSQL

Date: 2017-03-21
Time: 15:45–16:35
Room: Drottningholm

PostgreSQL's current authentication mechanisms are old and weak by today's standards. MD5, which is used for password-based authentication currently, is generally considered not secure anymore.

There is a patch in the works for PostgreSQL version 10, to support SCRAM authentication. SCRAM will replace the current password-based MD5 authentication mechanism.

In this presentation, I will explain how SCRAM works, the benefits it has over current authentication mechanisms, and how it is being added to PostgreSQL.


Heikki Linnakangas