How secure is default postgres system (not DB) user?

Asked by Vardenis P. on 2010-08-05

Installing Ubuntu 10.04 server and choosing PostgreSQL, postgres user is automatically created (it is system user, not database user). How secure it is in default installation? Somewhat password is set, but is it the same for all systems, or is it randomly generated every time?

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2010-08-08

Vardenis,

In my ubuntu the postgres user is disabled to login into system. He haven't a valid password:

# cat /etc/shadow | grep postgres
postgres:*:14561:0:99999:7:::

It's secure in my opinion and normally is the default in any postgresql install.

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