20.14. BSD Authentication
This authentication method operates similarly to
except that it uses BSD Authentication
to verify the password. BSD Authentication is used only
to validate user name/password pairs. Therefore the user's role must
already exist in the database before BSD Authentication can be used
for authentication. The BSD Authentication framework is currently
only available on OpenBSD.
BSD Authentication in
login type and authenticates with
login class if that's defined
. By default that login class does not
will use the default login class.
To use BSD Authentication, the PostgreSQL user account (that is, the
operating system user running the server) must first be added to
exists by default on OpenBSD systems.