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Re: select * from pgadmin_users; causes error

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: "jhatfield(at)g-s(dot)com(dot)au" <jhatfield(at)g-s(dot)com(dot)au>
Cc: "'PostgreSQL Admin News'" <pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org>, Dave Page <dpage(at)vale-housing(dot)co(dot)uk>
Subject: Re: select * from pgadmin_users; causes error
Date: 2001-02-23 15:23:01
Message-ID: 27928.982941781@sss.pgh.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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John Hatfield <jhatfield(at)g-s(dot)com(dot)au> writes:
> It looks as though the views are created the first time you login to 
> pgAdmin.  So when I logged first as an ordinary user not as the postgres 
> (database superuser), the views were created with this user as the owner.

> A trap for beginners!!

Indeed.  I wonder whether pgadmin actually needs to see the password
column.  If not, perhaps it could make a view of pg_user instead of
pg_shadow to avoid this problem.  If it does, selecting directly from
pg_shadow with no view seems like the most reliable way...

			regards, tom lane

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