Tom Lane wrote:
> Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us> writes:
> > The only thing I can think of is to dump the groups out as files and
> > enable those in pg_hba.conf, perhaps just like we allow @file includes.
> > I would probably use % for group names and dump them in data/global.
> > How does that sound?
> You mean as files named after groups? That would add a large pile of
> synchronization and security issues. (If you don't think there's a
> security issue, consider a group named "../pg_hba.conf".)
> My advice is not to do it.
I have been thinking about it and I think one file in data/global/
similar to pg_pwd will work. It will contain "groupname<tab>username"
and can be read in with a limited amount of code and dumped out like we
do pg_pwd. It will basically expand to the comma-separated list of
users in the current code.
We can mark group names with "+", e.g. +staff.
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