37.5. applicable_roles #

The view applicable_roles identifies all roles whose privileges the current user can use. This means there is some chain of role grants from the current user to the role in question. The current user itself is also an applicable role. The set of applicable roles is generally used for permission checking.

Table 37.3. applicable_roles Columns

Column Type


grantee sql_identifier

Name of the role to which this role membership was granted (can be the current user, or a different role in case of nested role memberships)

role_name sql_identifier

Name of a role

is_grantable yes_or_no

YES if the grantee has the admin option on the role, NO if not