Yep, a newbie, at least to PostgreSQL + ODBC... :-)
- built and populated a PostgreSQL database (including PostGIS, in case that matters in this case)
- set up ODBC (using psqlodbc-08_02_0500), using the Unicode version as a System DNS
- successfully connected to the tables in PostgreSQL from an Access 'front end' I built, updated tables, etc, etc
The user in PostgreSQL/ODBC was a superuser - lets call that user FRED...
Wanting now to lock this down a bit I security-wise, I:
- set FRED as *not* being a SuperUser
- made a new group role, lets call that grpWrite
- assigned (sic) FRED to grpWrite
- set the GRANT permissions on all the non-system tables to be SELECT, INSERT, DELETE and UPDATE (took me a bit to find and use that function!), so the grpWrite privileges on each non-system table reads 'arwdx'
- tested FRED with phpPgAdmin - works just as expected, full read write access to the data but NOT things such as vacuum, etc
- checked the TEST on my ODBC driver, 'CONNECTION SUCCESSFUL'
When I go to the Access 'front end' now, I can refresh all the tables in the Linked Table Manager (suggest the CONNECT is A-OK) but when I try and view data in a table, etc I get the error in MS Access:
ERROR: permission denied for relation <table_name>;
Error while executing the query (#7)
Tried, with no luck:
- setting the GRANT on the group role to include REFERENCES
- opening the MS Access database on the PostgreSQL server
- as a last resort, setting the GRANT in grpWrite to ALL
The minute I change FRED back to being a SuperUser, works like a charm...
** Suggestions and experiences gratefully accepted! **
Note that MapServer has the same need for FRED to be a SuperUser...
Thanks in advance!
GIS Analyst V
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S. M. Stoller Corp
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