On Sun, Jan 17, 2016 at 06:58:25PM -0500, Stephen Frost wrote:
> I'm not against that idea, though I continue to feel that there are
> common sets of privileges which backup tools could leverage.
> The other issue that I'm running into, again, while considering how to
> move back to ACL-based permissions for these objects is that we can't
> grant out the actual permissions which currently exist.  That means we

Is that because many of them are complex, e.g. you can kill only your
own sessions?

> either need to break backwards compatibility, which would be pretty
> ugly, in my view, or come up with new functions and then users will have
> to know which functions to use when.
> As I don't think we really want to break backwards compatibility or
> remove existing functionality, the only approach which is going to make
> sense is to add additional functions in some cases.  In particular, we
> will need alternate versions of pg_terminate_backend and
> pg_cancel_backend.  One thought I had was to make that

Like these?  Could we define own-user-type rights?

  Bruce Momjian  <br...@momjian.us>        http://momjian.us
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