Stephen Frost <sfr...@snowman.net> writes:
> * Tom Lane (t...@sss.pgh.pa.us) wrote:
>> How is it that we don't need rolcatupdate but we do need a way to shut
>> off ALTER SYSTEM? Doesn't compute, IMO.
> I'd like the ability to control all of the above, ultimately. I don't
> believe that we should be allowing the superuser to always modify the
> catalog directly- and things like the sepgsql module can actually
> address that and limit when the superuser is allowed to with better
> granularity then what rolcatupdate provided (or was ever likely to
> provide, being a single boolean role attribute).
Mumble. I have no objection to sepgsql deciding to disallow ALTER SYSTEM
--- after all, the entire point of that module is to enforce arbitrary
annoying restrictions ;-). But I am not convinced that we need any other
way to turn it off. As Robert points out, it's far *less* dangerous than
most other superuser-only features.
Also, disallowing ALTER SYSTEM altogether strikes me as an extremely
brute-force solution to any of the specific issues you mention. If you're
worried about locking down shared_preload_libraries, for example, it would
be far better to lock down just that one variable.
regards, tom lane
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