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Row-Level Security in Postgres

Craig Kerstiens implements row-level security:

Row-level security (RLS) in Postgres is a feature that allows you to control which rows a user is allowed to access in a particular table. It enables you to define security policies at the row level based on certain conditions, such as user roles or specific attributes in the data. Most commonly this is used to limit access based on the database user connecting, but it can also be handy to ensure data safety for multi-tenant applications.

Read on to see how you can implement it. It’s pretty similar to the way we do it in SQL Server, though SQL Server has a few parts of policy evaluation that are more explicit versus putting the execution function code itself in a USING clause.