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Re: Authentication Enhancement Proposal

From: "Christopher(dot)Hotchkiss" <christopher(dot)hotchkiss(at)gmail(dot)com>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: "pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org" <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Authentication Enhancement Proposal
Date: 2011-02-01 19:06:24
Message-ID: 7FF5D9E8-2276-4C01-BB7F-BE530EDEC622@gmail.com (view raw or flat)
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On Feb 1, 2011, at 12:39 PM, Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us> wrote:

> Christopher Hotchkiss <christopher(dot)hotchkiss(at)gmail(dot)com> writes:
>> I would like to propose (and volunteer to do if its considered to be a
>> decent idea) to extend the mapping of users to roles in the pg_ident.conf to
>> incorporate groups.
> 
> Um ... there isn't any real distinction between users and groups
> anymore, they're all roles.  So it's not clear to me what you're
> proposing that doesn't work now.  Or at least could be made to work,
> possibly not in quite the way you're thinking, but using the already
> existing features.
> 
>            regards, tom lane

I'm sorry I wasn't clear Tom. I was referring to allowing the mapping of operating system users/groups to postgres roles. Today as far as I can tell only os users are mappable not the groups. Thoughts?

Thanks,
Christopher Hotchkiss


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