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Re: Adding usernames to pg_hba.conf

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: Rod Taylor <rbt(at)zort(dot)ca>,PostgreSQL-patches <pgsql-patches(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Adding usernames to pg_hba.conf
Date: 2002-03-19 15:22:07
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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.

			regards, tom lane

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