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Re: RFC: roles

From: Andreas Pflug <pgadmin(at)pse-consulting(dot)de>
To: Dave Page <dpage(at)vale-housing(dot)co(dot)uk>
Cc: pgadmin-hackers <pgadmin-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: RFC: roles
Date: 2005-08-01 13:55:35
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Dave Page wrote:
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: Andreas Pflug [mailto:pgadmin(at)pse-consulting(dot)de] 
>>Sent: 01 August 2005 14:14
>>To: Dave Page
>>Cc: pgadmin-hackers
>>Subject: Re: [pgadmin-hackers] RFC: roles
>>How ugly! The icon can signal it.
> Yes, that is preferable, however in most places (ie. combo boxes) the
> icons got lost when pgAdmin 2 was rewritten as pgAdmin 3.
>>Still questions open:
>>Hierarchical or flat view? Separate grouping for login/nologin roles, 
>>roles with/without childs?
> I think a flat view, as it could get very messy with 1 role being a
> member of more than one other.
>>Actually, I don't find it good practice to use a role as 
>>group and login 
>>at the same time. I'd be inclined to name all roles with 
>>login without 
>>childs a user, the rest role/group, grouping them accordingly.
> No, I agree it's bad practice, but it might happen (I assume - haven't
> tried it though) as far as I can see from the docs. In fact, they say:
> "A role having LOGIN privilege can be thought of as a user", so I think
> we should not count hild roles, and just rely on LOGIN.
> Of course, this seems like a good candidate for a guru hint.

So we have:
- Groups/Roles and Users as object collection
- Users will contain all roles with LOGIN
- Groups/Roles the rest
- Both will use common dlgRole dialog, with different checkbox settings 
- NOLOGIN roles (in Groups/Roles) have the group icon
- LOGIN roles without kids (pure users) have user icon
- LOGIN roles with kids ('role-user') have group icon
- Guru hint "bad practice" if a LOGIN role is used as role parent



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