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Re: WIP: plpgsql source code obfuscation

From: Andrew Dunstan <andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net>
To: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>
Cc: pgsql-patches(at)postgresql(dot)org, Pavel Stehule <pavel(dot)stehule(at)gmail(dot)com>
Subject: Re: WIP: plpgsql source code obfuscation
Date: 2008-01-29 14:33:30
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Peter Eisentraut wrote:
> Am Montag, 28. Januar 2008 schrieb Pavel Stehule:
>   
>> this patch define new function flag - OBFUSCATE. With this flag
>> encrypted source code is stored to probin column. Password is stored
>> in GUC_SUPERUSER_ONLY item - it is similar security like SQL Server
>> does (where privileged users can access system tables with source code
>> or can use debugger).
>>     
>
> Have you thought about a solution that applies the regular access privileges 
> to pg_proc in order to hide some content from less privileged users?
>
>   

This question is a good one, especially since we have waiting in the 
wings the work my SOC student did a few months ago on column level 
privileges.

cheers

andrew

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