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Re: [HACKERS] Re: [QUESTIONS] How is PostgreSQL doing?

From: Andrew Martin <martin(at)biochemistry(dot)ucl(dot)ac(dot)uk>
To: hackers(at)postgreSQL(dot)org
Subject: Re: [HACKERS] Re: [QUESTIONS] How is PostgreSQL doing?
Date: 1998-01-26 10:40:32
Message-ID: 199801261040.KAA10927@bsmir06.biochem.ucl.ac.uk (view raw or flat)
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> I found this patch in my mailbox.  Is there any intestest in this, or is
> it too site-specific?
> 
> > 
> > Eze Ogwuma writes:
> > > Bruce Momjian <maillist(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us> writes:
> > > > Can you be specific?  Something I can add to the TODO list.
> > > 
> > > Database based access for users so that each user can be giving access
> > > to a particular database only. More permissions for each databse user:
> > > Create, Drop, Select, Insert etc. Possibly table based
> > > authentification as well.
> > 
> > I needed to do that for the web database that I'm setting up. We have
> > 20000 users and each (potentially) needs a separate database which is
> > only accessible to them. Rather than having 20000 lines in pg_hba.conf,
> > I've patched Postgres so that the special token "%username" in the
> > database field of pg_hba.conf allows access only to the username which
> > is connecting. (I chose the leading "%" so that it couldn't clash with
> > a real database name.) Since the patch is against 6.1 rather than
> > 6.2beta, I hadn't made it public. Here it is in case it's of interest.
> > 

Yes please! I'd like to see this...


Andrew

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