PGCon2019 - 3.4

PGCon 2019
The PostgreSQL Conference

Stephen Frost
Day Talks - Day 2 - 2019-05-31
Room DMS 1120
Start time 14:00
Duration 00:45
ID 1290
Event type Meeting
Track DBA
Language used for presentation English

Advanced Authentication

PostgreSQL supports a number of different authentication mechanisms and while many of them are quite simple and easy to use, the enterprise-level authentication systems require setup beyond PostgreSQL and a deeper understanding of how authentication works.

This talk will cover implementing the two most prevelant enterprise authentication schemes- Kerberos/GSSAPI (used extensively by universities and businesses, and is the authentication system for Microsoft Windows) and Client-Side Certificates / SSL (used by many governments and high security systems). We will go into detail on how to integrate PostgreSQL into these enterprise authentication schemes, and cover the different options and limitations