[postgis-users] ESRI Shapes from database
lee.keel at uai.com
Tue Oct 16 12:41:20 PDT 2007
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> From: postgis-users-bounces at postgis.refractions.net [mailto:postgis-users-
> bounces at postgis.refractions.net] On Behalf Of Chris Hermansen
> Sent: Tuesday, October 16, 2007 2:21 PM
> To: PostGIS Users Discussion
> Subject: Re: [postgis-users] ESRI Shapes from database
> Hmm, I think putting passwords on command lines in scripts kind of
> invalidates the whole point of having passwords...
> Talking from a "this ought to be the way" point of view, rather than
> "this is the way"... if user U is authenticated on machine X and your
> authentication mechanism is robust then U should also be authenticated
> on machine Y, so the only time a password should be needed is if U is
> trying to masquerade as someone else.
> So if user U's credentials are respected on your PostgreSQL server and
> if there is a role defined for user U in the PostgreSQL instance running
> on the server, then s/he should be able to execute psql on that server
> just by running
> psql -h post-server database-name -f script.sql
I don't have a problem with all that, I just don't know if they will buy
into it. I am going to present this exact email to my client and see if
they will agree.
Thanks for all the help.
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