[tarantool-patches] Re: [PATCH] Make access_check_ddl check for entity privileges.

Konstantin Osipov kostja at tarantool.org
Wed Jul 18 09:07:48 MSK 2018

* Sergey Petrenko <sergepetrenko at tarantool.org> [18/07/12 11:55]:

> > > -	enum priv_type priv_type = new_tuple ? PRIV_C : PRIV_D;
> > > -	if (old_tuple && new_tuple)
> > > -		priv_type = PRIV_A;
> > > -	access_check_ddl(old_space->def->name, old_space->def->uid, SC_SPACE,
> > > -			 priv_type, true);
> > > +	enum priv_type priv_type = new_tuple ? PRIV_A : PRIV_D;
> > > +	access_check_ddl(old_space->def->name, old_space->def->id,
> > > +			 old_space->def->uid, SC_SPACE, priv_type, true);
> > As far as I understand, you changed it because creating an index
> > is technically altering a space, not creating it. But in this case
> > dropping an index is also technically altering a space.
> > respectively. Since in NoSQL in Tarantool we don't have these
> > statements, instead, we create each index with a separate Lua
> > command, let's keep the old check: use CREATE access to space
> > in order to permit CREATING an index, ALTER - to permit update,
> > and DROP - to permit drop.
> Checking for create privilege ignores ownership, since when creating an
> object there can't be a create privilege on the object itself.

INDEX is not a separate object, it's a part of the space.
A user who has created the space should be able to
CREATE/DROP/ALTER any index in the space based on the definer
rule (the owner of the object should be able to do anything with

I imagine if an index has an independent owner, one would not be
able to drop their own space if some other user created an index
on it. 

Let's try to avoid this. Oracle also has entity access. How does
it work there? Who is set as the definer of the index if user b
creates an index on space created by user a? Let's bring this up
with Peter Gulutzan, he may have an educated opinion on the

We also have an option of separating INDEX and SPACE as entities,
and introducing INDEX entity. But then again a user who created a
space should be able to create/drop/alter any index in that space
- the opposite seems counter-intuitive.

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