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Key: CORE-3931
Type: Improvement Improvement
Status: Resolved Resolved
Resolution: Fixed
Priority: Major Major
Assignee: Alexander Peshkov
Reporter: Arioch
Votes: 0
Watchers: 1

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Firebird Core

SQL commands to query/alter users description

Created: 21/Sep/12 02:09 PM   Updated: 18/Jan/16 03:56 PM
Component/s: Engine
Affects Version/s: None
Fix Version/s: 3.0 Alpha 2

QA Status: No test

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There is a field RDB$COMMENT in RDB$USERS.
Accessing that field in security2.fdb is no more possible.

To compensate for it, a number of user management commands was implemented:

I wish the users description also could be queried by SQL with commands like
COMMENT ON USER name IS 'text'
and/or ALTER USER name SET COMMENT 'text'

It might help browsing user list in client apps (for example setting user grants when taking users from LDAP/ActiveDirectory) , it might help distinguish users created for different DBs by different APPs in inherited environments

For FB3 that probably may need security plugins API review, then the earlier the better

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Arioch added a comment - 28/Sep/12 12:33 PM

From what i see, there currently (as of 2.5.2rc1) is no SQL comands to *query* comments/descriptions at all, for no kind of objects, but only selecting from system tables works.
Maybe they can be implemented too.
Or maybe failed to search docs.

Alexander Peshkov added a comment - 17/Dec/13 02:32 PM
should be used