Here is infomation for all users that intend to use mAirList with the new version 13 of the PostgreSQL server:
PostgreSQL 13 uses the new scram-sha-256 password encryption by default, something that is not supported by the libpq.dll client library shipped with mAirList by the time of this writing (v6.3.6).
Thus, you will see the following error:
[FireDAC][Phys][PG][libpq] authentication method 10 not supported.
We are going to ship an updated libpq.dll in the near future. Until then, you can perform the following steps to work around the problem:
postgresql.confon the server, and change
password_encryption = 'scram-sha-256'to
password_encryption = 'md5'
- Make sure
md5is used in
pg_hba.conffor the authentication line that refers to your IP network.
- Restart PostgreSQL service.
- If the SQL user (login role) for your mAirList database has already been created, reset its password, so it is saved in md5 format.
Here is a newer version of
libpq.dll that should support the new scram-sha-256 password scheme: http://download.mairlist.com/other/libpq-13/libpq.dll
Just replace the existing
libpq.dll file in your mAirList program folder (usually
C:\Program Files (x86)\mAirList x.x).
Unlike the previous version currently shipped with mAirList, it requires that you install the Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable (vcredist) package if it is not installed on your computer yet. You can download it here:
If vcredist 2013 is missing, you will see the following message when connecting to your mAirListDB database:
[FireDAC][Phys][PGSQL]-314. Cannot load vendor library [LIBPQ.DLL]. The specified module could not be found. Check [LIBPQ.DLL], which is located in one of the PATH directories or in application EXE directory.
This may be slightly misleading, as the
libpq.dll file itself is present, it is just a dependency (vcredist) that is actually missing.
We will not ship this new version by default at this point, as the vcredist dependency is likely to break the installation for many existing users, and most are using older PostgreSQL server versions (below 13) anyway.