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krb_match_realm patch

From: Stephen Frost <sfrost(at)snowman(dot)net>
To: pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: krb_match_realm patch
Date: 2007-11-01 14:41:51
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  Regarding Magnus' patch for matching against the Kerberos realm- I'd
  see it as much more useful as a multi-value configuration option.
  Perhaps 'krb_alt_realms' or 'krb_realms'.  This would look like:

  Match against one, and only one, realm (does not have to be the realm
  the server is in, that's dealt with seperately):
  krb_realms = 'ABC.COM'

  Don't worry about the realm ever:
  krb_realms = '' # default, to match current krb5

  Match against multiple realms:
  krb_realms = 'ABC.COM, DEF.ABC.COM'

  Note that using multiple realms implies either no overlap, or that
  overlap means the same person.
  Additionally, I feel we should have an explicit 'krb_strip_realm'
  boolean option to enable this behaviour.  If 'krb_strip_realm' is
  'false' then the full user(at)REALM would be used.  This would mean that
  more complex cross-realm could also be handled by creating users with
  user(at)REALM and then just roles when a given user exists in multiple
  I understand that we're in beta now but both of these are isolated and
  rather small changes, I believe.  Also, Magnus has indicated that he'd
  be willing to adjust his patch accordingly if this is agreed to
  (please correct me if I'm wrong here :).




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