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Re: Latest requests from IRC

From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: Bruno Wolff III <bruno(at)wolff(dot)to>,Christopher Kings-Lynne <chriskl(at)familyhealth(dot)com(dot)au>,PostgreSQL-development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Latest requests from IRC
Date: 2004-05-24 03:22:53
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Added to TODO:

	* Allow GRANT/REVOKE permissions to be given to all schema
	  objects with one command


Tom Lane wrote:
> Bruno Wolff III <bruno(at)wolff(dot)to> writes:
> >   Christopher Kings-Lynne <chriskl(at)familyhealth(dot)com(dot)au> wrote:
> >> ... people want to be able to grant on all objects in a 
> >> database, etc:
> > The right way to do this is to make sure there is a group that has access
> > to "everything" and just add people to the group.
> Doesn't seem like that magically solves the problem, though.  You still
> have lots of pain involved in granting privs on everything to that
> group.
> I don't have any fundamental problem with something like "GRANT SELECT
> ON TABLE * TO foo", seeing as how we already allow grants on multiple
> tables.  But we'd have to be very careful about how the scope of the *
> wildcard is defined.  For instance, if a superuser does it, does it
> really grant privs on *all* tables?  I'd hope that the system catalogs,
> at least, are not implicitly included in the wildcard scope.  For lesser
> mortals there is also the question of whether to error out or just
> ignore tables that you don't have privileges for.
> Would it make sense to restrict the wildcard to a particular schema, viz
> 	GRANT SELECT ON TABLE myschema.* TO foo
> This would neatly solve the question of how to exclude the system
> catalogs, and in most scenarios where people are wishing for this,
> I bet they've put all the objects in one schema anyway.
> 			regards, tom lane
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