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Managing roles

ldap2pg synchronizes Postgres roles in three steps:

  1. Inspect Postgres for existing roles, their options and their membership.
  2. Loop sync_map and generate wanted roles list from role rules.
  3. Compare the two roles sets and apply to the Postgres cluster using CREATE, DROP and ALTER.

Each role entry in sync_map is a rule to generate zero or more roles with the corresponding parameters. A role rule is like a template. role rules allows to deduplicate membership and options by setting a list of names.

You can mix static roles and roles generated with LDAP attributes in the same file.

Ignoring roles

ldap2pg totally ignores roles matching one of the glob pattern defined in roles_blacklist_query:

  # This is the default value.
  blacklist: [postgres, pg_*]

The role blacklist is also applied to grants. ldap2pg will never apply GRANT or REVOKE on a role matching one of the blacklist patterns.

ldap2pg never drop its connecting role.

Disabling Role Management

You can tell ldap2pg to manage only privileges and never CREATE or DROP a role. Set roles_query to null and never define a role rule in sync_map.

  roles_query: null

  ro: [__connect__, ...]

- grant:
    privilege: ro
    database: mydb
    role: toto
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