> > > 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
So someone wasted their time writing this patch, 'cos the facility wasn't
documented properly ?????
> > Yes please! I'd like to see this...
> I think it may already be there, but with no documentation in
> See backend/libpq/hba.c:
> Special case: For usermap "sameuser", don't look in the usermap
> file. That's an implied map where "pguser" must be identical to
> "ident_username" in order to be authorized.
The terminology isn't exactly clear :-)
I hope this gets documented properly and comprehensibly!!!! I can't same
I'm any wiser from reading that as to what one needs to do (though I guess
I might be if I read it in conjunction with the hba instructions).
Might I ask again that people send patches in for the documentation WHENEVER
they add a new feature!
There is no point in adding new and wonderful things if users don't know
they exist!!!!! When someone ends up duplicating functionality 'cos they
don't know that a feature exists, that's even worse........
Dr. Andrew C.R. Martin University College London
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