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Passwordless connection to built-in local PostgreSQL

This enhancement should allow to use alternate access options to local PostgreSQL other than locally encrypted password to PostgreSQL user.

Proposed solutions include:

  • certificate-based authentication (preferred, if technically feasable)

  • password vault support (optional)

Solution should provide an option to utilize the same TLS certificate for Secure+ transfers and for connection to local PostgreSQL database (using certificate's cn (Common Name) mapping in PostgreSQL).

  • Guest
  • Jan 20 2022
  • Future consideration
What is your industry? Banking
How will this idea be used?

Replacement of locally stored, encrypted passwords from Windows Registry into certificate-based authentication.

  • Admin
    Chris Sanders commented
    25 Mar 12:30pm

    Thank you for opening this enhancement request with IBM. I have reviewed it with my team and we believe this could be a useful enhancement to C:D. I have accepted it and will add it to our backlog of potential enhancements to deliver moving forward.


    Chris Sanders

    Connect:Direct Product Manager

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