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Re: Streaming replication as a separate permissions

From: Magnus Hagander <magnus(at)hagander(dot)net>
To: Robert Haas <robertmhaas(at)gmail(dot)com>
Cc: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>, 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: 2011-01-05 13:24:45
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On Wed, Jan 5, 2011 at 04:24, Robert Haas <robertmhaas(at)gmail(dot)com> wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 3, 2011 at 5:50 PM, Magnus Hagander <magnus(at)hagander(dot)net> wrote:
>> On Mon, Jan 3, 2011 at 17:23, Robert Haas <robertmhaas(at)gmail(dot)com> wrote:
>>> 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.
>>
>> Just to be clear: are we saying that "CREATE ROLE foo SUPERUSER"
>> should grant both superuser and replication, as well as the default
>> "postgres" user also having replication as well?
>
> I think that's what we're saying.

Ok, done and applied.

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 Magnus Hagander
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