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7 Advanced Server Supporting Components : 7.4 Migration Toolkit - Configuring an RPM Installation

By default, the pg_hba.conf file for the RPM installer enforces IDENT authentication for remote clients. Before invoking Migration Toolkit, you must either modify the pg_hba.conf file, changing the authentication method to a form other than IDENT (and restarting the server), or perform the following steps to ensure that an IDENT server is accessible:
1. Confirm that an identd server is installed and running. For example, you can use the yum package manager to install an identd server by invoking the command:
The command should create a file named /etc/xinetd.d/auth that contains:
service auth
{
disable = no
socket_type = stream
wait = no
user = ident
cps = 4096 10
instances = UNLIMITED
server = /usr/sbin/in.authd
server_args = -t60 --xerror --os

}
Note: if the file includes a -E argument at the end of server_args, please erase the -E.
Then, to start the identd server, invoke the commands:
2. Open the pg_ident.conf file and create a user mapping:
The name specified in the map_name column is a user-defined name that will identify the mapping in the pg_hba.conf file.
The name specified in the system_username column is enterprisedb.
The name specified in the postgres_username is enterprisedb.
3. Open the pg_hba.conf file and modify the IDENT entries.
For more information about using Migration Toolkit, see the EDB Postgres Migration Toolkit Guide, available at:

7 Advanced Server Supporting Components : 7.4 Migration Toolkit - Configuring an RPM Installation

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