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Re: problems with user rights

From: Scott Marlowe <smarlowe(at)g2switchworks(dot)com>
To: John DeSoi <desoi(at)pgedit(dot)com>
Cc: Zouari Fourat <fourat(at)gmail(dot)com>, pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: problems with user rights
Date: 2005-03-30 16:43:52
Message-ID: 1112201032.31277.40.camel@state.g2switchworks.com (view raw or flat)
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On Wed, 2005-03-30 at 10:14, John DeSoi wrote:
> On Mar 30, 2005, at 10:17 AM, Zouari Fourat wrote:
> 
> > is it really secure in a shared hosting environnement case ?
> > do you advise me to offer pgsql in a shared hosting ?
> 
> You can do all of the necessary things to control access to the 
> databases. You just can't hide that they exist if you provide a way to 
> directly query the database. There are may companies providing shared 
> hosting. I'm not aware of any security issues.

My preferred way to setup accecss is to use the sameuser setting in
pg_hba.conf, which lets a user only connect to the database of their
name.  Nicely partitions the server with minimum configuration needed.

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