Nordic PGDay 2017
Schedule - Nordic PGDay 2017
SCRAM authentication in PostgreSQL
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.