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PRTG should support scram-sha-256 as authentication method



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As a PRTG User, I want to use scram-sha-256 aus authentication method for PostgreSQL, but PRTG actually only supports AuthenticationClearTextPassword and AuthenticationMD5Password supported.

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Due to the regulations of BSI in Postgresql has to be changed the authentication method from MD5 to scram-sha-256, see: https://www.postgresql.org/docs/11/auth-password.html Because PRTG actually not supports scram-sha-256, we can't monitor PostgreSQL databases no more.

It's suprising, that this is the first feature request to that theme: PRTG uses MD5, which is due to BSI Basic Protection no more allowed since 2017

Acceptance criteria

  • support of scram-sha-256



authentication-method md5 postgresql scram scram-sha-256

Created on Dec 2, 2020 12:46:24 PM by  Yak (15) 1

Last change on Jan 5, 2022 12:14:41 PM by  Felix Saure [Paessler Support]

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I strongly support this.

It doesn't make sense that the monitoring system requires us to enable deprecated protocols which no real user ever will use.

A monitoring system that is accessing the monitored system via a different protocol (md5) than all the users (scram-sha-256) is nearly useless.

And as far as I understood the reason for this is the inclusion of an ancient version of the library from more than a decade ago (see https://kb.paessler.com/en/topic/88969-prtg-should-use-newer-npgsql-dll).

Created on Jun 11, 2021 1:56:07 PM by  Philipp H. v. Loewenfeld (0)



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Finally: Release updates the ancient library and henceforth allows us to use this sensor again.

Created on Jun 14, 2022 5:08:35 PM by  Philipp H. v. Loewenfeld (0)

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