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Proposal for 1.6, moving role management functions to pgxn


For 1.6, one thing I would like to do is move the low-level user/permission management portions to a PostgreSQL extension, published on Pgxn.

My reasoning for this is:
1)  this is generally useful and has nothing LSMB specific
2)  It gives us greater exposure among PostgreSQL users
3)  It is security critical, has security gotchas, and could benefit from extra review.

The downside is that it is another external dependency.  On the positive side the ability to run it against a db without installing as a dependency is still a possible fall-back.  It means more attention to the installation experience is required.

Any thoughts cautions, objections, etc?
Best Wishes,
Chris Travers

Efficito:  Hosted Accounting and ERP.  Robust and Flexible.  No vendor lock-in.
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