PostgreSQL version:


Developer Parameter

If nonzero, a delay of this many seconds occurs just after a new server process is forked, before it conducts the authentication procedure. This is intended to give developers an opportunity to attach to the server process with a debugger to trace down misbehavior in authentication. This parameter can only be set in the postgresql.conf file or on the server command line.


Primarily used for attaching debuggers to sessions.


Type: integer
Default: 0
Min: 0
Max: 60
Unit: seconds (s)
Context: sighup
Restart: false