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Re: [sepgsql 2/3] Add db_schema:search permission checks

From: Craig Ringer <craig(at)2ndQuadrant(dot)com>
To: Simon Riggs <simon(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com>
Cc: Kohei KaiGai <kaigai(at)kaigai(dot)gr(dot)jp>, PgHacker <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: [sepgsql 2/3] Add db_schema:search permission checks
Date: 2013-01-29 23:15:20
Message-ID: 51085808.1010107@2ndQuadrant.com (view raw or flat)
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On 01/29/2013 10:10 PM, Simon Riggs wrote:
> On 29 January 2013 13:30, Kohei KaiGai <kaigai(at)kaigai(dot)gr(dot)jp> wrote:
>
>> It makes unavailable to control execution of
>> functions from viewpoint of selinux, and here is no way selinux
>> to prevent to execute functions defined by other domains, or
>> others being not permitted.
>> Also, what we want to do is almost same as existing permission
>> checks, except for its criteria to make access control decision.
> Do you have a roadmap of all the things this relates to?
>
> If selinux has a viewpoint, I'd like to be able to see a list of
> capabilities and then which ones are currently missing. I guess I'm
> looking for external assurance that someone somewhere needs this and
> that it fits into a complete overall plan of what we should do. Just
> like we are able to use SQLStandard as a guide as to what we need to
> implement, we would like something to refer back to. Does this have a
> request id, specification document page number or whatever?

I think that would greatly assist people in understanding why these
patches are neccessary, what real-world functionality they lead to, and
what problems they solve.

Some info on the wiki may be a good option.

For example, if you were to say "these changes will help with
multi-tenant PostgreSQL installations by <x>" then that will catch some
people's eye.

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