On 7th of March 2017, Heikki Linnakangas committed patch: Support SCRAM-SHA-256 authentication (RFC 5802 and 7677). This introduces a new generic SASL authentication method, similar to the GSS and SSPI methods. The server first tells the client which SASL authentication mechanism to use, and ...

On 24th of October, Peter Eisentraut committed addition to his previous patch, which adds: Support suffix matching of host names in pg_hba.conf   A name starting with a dot can be used to match a suffix of the actual host name (e.g., .example.com matches ...

On 15th of October Peter Eisentraut committed patch (his own) which adds: Support host names in pg_hba.conf   Peter Eisentraut, reviewed by KaiGai Kohei and Tom Lane

October, finally. "Only" 1 month of backlog in new features in 8.5, but I'm getting there :) So, on 1st of October Tom Lane committed patch by Stef Walter: Log Message: ----------- Support "samehost" and "samenet" specifications in pg_hba.conf, by enumerating the machine's IP interfaces ...

Let's say you're in situation when you have to connect to PostgreSQL, but you have no idea on what password might be set. But some definitely is, as you get this error message: => psql Password: psql: FATAL: password authentication failed for ...