Unless you use different Postgres users for each connection (see last section of this page), all users will always be able to query, edit and delete all data from all schemas/spaces. You should also consider that this kind of software allows by definition "SQL Injections", since a core principe of the software is to allow users to write SQL in various places of the application, and therefore it is always possible for an attacker to view, edit and delete data which he doesn't necessarily see through other views.
Users need permissions to create new queries, but, using existing queries, they can use SQL tricks such as filtering (which is done in SQL, hence they can specify their WHERE clause, therefore they can call a stored procedure, etc) to access data from other spaces or schemas.
Spreadsheets and Queries
Spreadsheets and queries are local to a Space, so they inherit the same permissions.
|Space Permissions||Query permission||Spreadsheet permission|
|View||View, sort, filter*||View, sort, filter*|
|Create page||Can edit existing queries, but not save them||Can add and edit spreadsheets|
|Remove page||Can edit and save existing queries||Can remove spreadsheets|
Space Admin (if configured in Play SQL Settings)
or Confluence Admin
|Can edit the datasource||Can edit the datasource|
* Sorting and filtering is done in SQL. It makes it possible to use unfiltered SQL (which is intended), but it also makes it possible to call SQL stored procedures or anything that the SQL connection allows. If you want to ensure no other data is accessed, you need to use the "Space-level permissions" (see below).
When you insert a macro, the "Recently Viewed Spreadsheets" shows spreadsheets from other spaces:
Don't forget that the permissions of the original space apply to the data. Therefore if the audience of the new space doesn't match, you'll have to tune the permissions. See next paragraph.
- By default in Play SQL, there are permissions for:
- View: Viewing all data, filtering and sorting,
- Edit: Edit rows, add rows,
- Structure: Edit columns, change types,
- Admin: Change the datasource properties.
- The space permissions apply: Only users who can view the space can view spreadsheets, etc.
- It is possible to enlarge the audience: "Accepted Groups" are groups which are accepted in addition to the space users. If the "Inherit from space" checkbox is unticked, only the accepted groups will be allowed.
- It is possible to restrict the audience: For example administrators could decide that only Board Members can see the data. The group "Board Members" will be added to Required Groups.
- It is possible to specify a database password for each level.
Database schema visibility
By default, Play SQL creates one schema per space:
- You can always access a table from another schema using SPACE_[space key].TABLE_NAME.
- If you want to isolate schemas, you'll need to create a separate Postgres user for each schema and configure a separate connection for each.