postgresql, auth, cron
# To ensure proper access rights, 'peer sameuser' access for localhost is
# required in /etc/postgresql/pg_hba.conf. This is now the default setting for
# the Debian configuration.
However the extensive notes in pg_hba.conf don't mention a 'peer' keyword
at all, nor can I find it by googling the postgresql site - except in
Is it an obsolete feature?
In all, the authentication features of PostgreSQL seem a bit limiting to me.
Is that other people's experience, or am I just failing to understand it?
My aim is to enable cron jobs to run properly, but have proper authentication
in place. I'm trying to set up SQL-Ledger, if that's important.
I also want to understand what's happening - it doesn't enhance my sense of
security to find things to cut & paste without knowing what they do.
Any suggestions on what to read?