PostgreSQL Adds GSSAPI Encryption Support
Written by Michael Larabel in Free Software on 4 April 2019 at 08:31 AM EDT. 18 Comments
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Adding to the list of features to get excited about with PostgreSQL 12 is support for GSSAPI encryption.

GSSAPI encryption support can now be used by PostgreSQL for encrypting client/server communication over the network. PostgreSQL has already supported GSSAPI (Generic Security Services Application Program Interface) as a mean of authentication while now there's an encryption implementation if wanting to further tighten down the security on your network where you may have PostgreSQL connections/clients outside of the server itself.

The big commit landed on Wednesday offering up this GSSAPI encryption support for this popular SQL database server.
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