Rudolf Gavlas wrote: > 2016-09-20 18:55 GMT+02:00, Alvaro Herrera <alvhe...@2ndquadrant.com>: > > Rudolf Gavlas wrote: > > > >> I work in an environment, where servers are administered by people > >> with different user names and identical uid (0). > > > > So everyone is superuser there? That sounds, um, unorthodox. > > Yes, the administrators of the servers, that means people responsible > for installing, configuring and running all of the software on the > servers day and night are superusers there. I am quite surprised it > may sound unorthodox. I am only used to unix environment though. What > is the orthodox way of doing that, btw?
In my view of the world, each of the admins would have a regular user, with the privilege of running commands as superuser using something like "sudo" (including running a shell). get_home_path is psql's code. I would expect client connections to come from regular users, as it is considered risky to run all code with elevated privileges, anyway. As I recall, if you tried to start the postgres server using a superuser account you would quickly find out that it completely refuses to start. I suppose it works because some start script su's to the postgres unprivileged account to run pg_ctl. (Windows is an exception to this, where it used to be customary to run servers using administrator privileges, where instead of outright refusing to run, pg_ctl would drop all privileges first.) -- Álvaro Herrera https://www.2ndQuadrant.com/ PostgreSQL Development, 24x7 Support, Remote DBA, Training & Services -- Sent via pgsql-hackers mailing list (email@example.com) To make changes to your subscription: http://www.postgresql.org/mailpref/pgsql-hackers