Room: DMS 1140
PostgreSQL relies on three configuration files for authentication, able to handle many options to set up a cluster in an either secured or flexible way when it comes to authentication policies and rules: pg_hba.conf, pg_ident.conf and postgresql.conf.
This talk presents the important things to know about each one of these configuration files, and how they can be used to set up a PostgreSQL instance in a way wanted. This talk provides a coverage of the existing options available, what they do, including a few gotchas that users are not usually aware of.
PostgreSQL 16 is adding support for a lot of new features in this area. These are covered in the last part of the talk.
The following slides have been made available for this session: