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PostgreSQL says SCRAM to MD5 authentication

Oct 10, 2017, 05:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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With the release of PostgreSQL 10, the open source database's developers are farewelling the deprecated MD5 in their authentication mechanism.

Released late last week, PostgreSQL 10 instead uses an SHA-256 implementation of the Salted Challenge-Response Authentication Mechanism (SCRAM-SHA-256, described in RFC7677).

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