On Mon, Jan 5, 2015 at 12:54 PM, Peter Geoghegan <p...@heroku.com> wrote: > The patch that implements INSERT ... ON CONFLICT UPDATE has support > and tests for per-column privileges (which are not relevant to the > IGNORE variant, AFAICT). However, RLS support is another thing > entirely. It has not been properly thought out, and unlike per-column > privileges requires careful consideration, as the correct behavior > isn't obvious. > > I've documented the current problems with RLS here: > > https://wiki.postgresql.org/wiki/UPSERT#RLS > > It's not clear whether or not the auxiliary UPDATE within an INSERT... > ON CONFLICT UPDATE statement should have security quals appended. > Stephen seemed to think that that might not be the best solution . > I am not sure. I'd like to learn what other people think. > > What is the best way of integrating RLS with ON CONFLICT UPDATE? What > behavior is most consistent with the guarantees of RLS? In particular, > should the implementation append security quals to the auxiliary > UPDATE, or fail sooner?
I think the INSERT .. ON CONFLICT UPDATE shouldn't be able to attempt an update unless the UPDATE policies of the table are such that a regular UPDATE would find the affected row. The post-image of the row needs to satisfy any UPDATE CHECK OPTION. If the INSERT fails due to a conflict with an unseen row, and the UPDATE can't find that row either due to RLS, then it should probably error out; the alternative is to silently do nothing, but that feels wrong. -- Robert Haas EnterpriseDB: http://www.enterprisedb.com The Enterprise PostgreSQL Company -- Sent via pgsql-hackers mailing list (firstname.lastname@example.org) To make changes to your subscription: http://www.postgresql.org/mailpref/pgsql-hackers