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From Rasputin <>
Subject Re: JDBCRealm
Date Sun, 12 Jan 2003 20:33:39 GMT
* Rob Abernethy IV <> [0130 19:30]:
> Alright, I finally have my answer.  Postgres prepends the username to the 
> password before creating the digest.  For example, if I wish to create a 
> postgres account with the username 'tomcat' and password 'tomcat', postgres 
> will prepend 'tomcat' to 'tomcat' to create 'tomcattomcat' and then make the 
> digest.  Unfortunately, I don't think there is any way to tell postgres 
> *not* to use a salt when creating the encrypted version of the password.

I don't see this with my setup, so I guess it's specific to pgsql system passwords.
Have you tried asking on the postgresql mailing lists?

Rasputin :: Jack of All Trades - Master of Nuns

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