On 10/16/2015 09:28 AM, Andres Freund wrote:
> Alternatively you can just have a elevate_user() function that does the
> logging and escalating? That seems like the same amount of code and it'd
> work with released versions of postgres?
> Sure, that has some disadvantages over your approach, but for the
> presented use case with humans needing to escalate I don't see any.

Hmmm, do you mean essentially skip the "GRANT postgres to joe" and use a
SECURITY DEFINER C function that does the set role to postgres under the
covers with "GRANT EXECUTE on FUNCTION elevate_user() to joe"? Being
able to use something like that on existing versions would be very nice,
but it feels kind of grotty. Or maybe you mean something else?


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