>>>> It's fairly unusual to have a tomcat application of any size login to
>>>> the db as the user. Could you share the reason why ?
>>> The app is actually middleware for Adobe Flex frontend and PG backend,
>>> not a regular web app. The architecture requires PG to know which user
>>> has connected (lots of heavy lifting takes place in PG), and we so far
>>> havent found any other way how to let PG know which user has connected.
>>> The only alternative was to supply user ID in every PG function call but
>>> that is messy and introduces it's own limitations as well. If you have
>>> any suggestions I'm all ears! ;)
>> Set a user variable after you've obtained a connection from the pool, and
>> use that to log user-specific values. That way, you maintain the
>> of connection pools, but can still identify individual users.
> It would seem to me that if you need to scale this app then you are going
> have to set the user in the application somewhere. Having all of the users
> connect as themselves doesn't lend itself to being scalable.
I guess you're right, but even so I should be able to scale it to hundreds
of simultaneous users - the only limiting factor is number of connections on
So is there a way to associate user variable with Postgres connection that
can be picked up by SQL code running in that connection? Right now I can
only think of PlPerl function that caches user id in a global variable, but
am not sure about potential pitfalls of such setup...
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