First I asked a similar question on the postgresql-general list. The
discussion has settled there.
Now I would love the hear what you think.
I am thinking about rewriting an existing application which uses PostgreSQL via
Up to now the permission checks are done at the application level.
Up to now queries like: "Show all items which the current user is allowed to
modify" result in complicated SQL and
this leads to slow queries.
Up to now there is one db-user and the application does the filtering of rows
to prevent application users to see
items which they are not allowed to see.
I guess most web applications work like this.
I would like to reduce the "ifing and elsing" in my python code (less
conditions, less bugs, more SQL, more performance)
One important intention for me: I would like to avoid the redundancy. As soon
as I want to query for
"Show all items which the current user is allowed to modify" I need the
permission checking in a SQL WHERE condition.
If I implement this. Then my code which might look like this is redundant:
def has_perm(obj, user):
Yes, I feel farewell pain. I love Python, but I guess I will use perm checking
via SQL WHERE for new projects in the future.
What do you think?
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