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Re: Streaming replication as a separate permissions

From: Robert Haas <robertmhaas(at)gmail(dot)com>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: Magnus Hagander <magnus(at)hagander(dot)net>, Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>, Stephen Frost <sfrost(at)snowman(dot)net>, Florian Pflug <fgp(at)phlo(dot)org>, PostgreSQL-development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Streaming replication as a separate permissions
Date: 2011-01-03 16:23:29
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On Mon, Jan 3, 2011 at 11:20 AM, Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us> wrote:
> Robert Haas <robertmhaas(at)gmail(dot)com> writes:
>> On the other hand, the REPLICATION privilege is denying you the right to
>> perform an operation *even though you already are authenticated as a
>> superuser*.  I don't think there's anywhere else in the system where
>> we allow a privilege to non-super-users but deny that same privilege
>> to super-users, and I don't think we should be starting now.
>
> You might want to reflect on rolcatupdate a bit before asserting that
> there are no cases where privileges are ever denied to superusers.

Oh, huh.  I wasn't aware of that.

> However, that precedent would suggest that the default should be to
> grant the replication bit to superusers.

Yes it would.

-- 
Robert Haas
EnterpriseDB: http://www.enterprisedb.com
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