PGCon2010 - Final Release

PGCon 2010
The PostgreSQL Conference

Speakers
Magnus Hagander
Schedule
Day Talks - 2 - 2010-05-21
Room DMS 1140
Start time 15:00
Duration 01:00
Info
ID 231
Event type Lecture
Track DBA
Language used for presentation English
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Secure PostgreSQL Deployment

PostgreSQL supports several options for securing communications and access when deployed outside the typical webserver/database combination. This talk will discuss the features that make this possible, with some extra focus on the changes in 8.4 and 8.5.

PostgreSQL supports several options for securing communications when deployed outside the typical webserver/database combination. This talk will go into some details about the features that make this possible, with some extra focus on the changes in 8.4. The main areas discussed are:

  • Securing the channel between client and server using SSL, including an overview of the threats and how to secure against them
  • Securing the login process with methods including LDAP, Kerberos or SSL certificates

The talk will not focus on security and access control inside the database once the user is connected and authenticated.