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Re: Re: [HACKERS] SESSION_USER

From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>
Cc: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>, PostgreSQL-development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgreSQL(dot)org>, PostgreSQL-documentation <docs(at)postgreSQL(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Re: [HACKERS] SESSION_USER
Date: 2000-04-15 18:50:35
Message-ID: 200004151850.OAA02648@candle.pha.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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> Tom Lane writes:
> 
> > Looking at the spec, we do seem to be missing SYSTEM_USER out of the
> > four variants the spec mentions.  However, considering that we map
> > them all to the same thing anyway, I can't get too excited about it.
> 
> SYSTEM_USER is the operating system user that connected to the database
> system. This is obviously not generally applicable in the environment
> PostgreSQL runs in, nor is there a universal and reliable way to get this
> information, so I suggest we don't bother about it. Mapping it to
> [CURRENT_]USER would certainly be wrong.
> 

Well, we do already map it.  I just documented it.

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