Confluence => db (know the user logged in)

Our security team would like to use a db firewall on the database,

For this firewall to work we will need to think of a way to add the user name that is logged in and doing the task to the query that is being sent to the db by the app.

Any ideas will be much appreciated. 

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If I understand this question, what you want is that when a query is run, to tie it back to "the logged in user who caused it to happen", so you can firewall based on them.

This is not going to happen because it can't work without rewriting the whole of Confluence.

The database is abstracted away from the users.  There are queries that get run that simply aren't attributable to any specific user activities.  You'll need to insert code in all sorts of places to pass the user activity back to the database driver for using it, and you'll still end up with a need for a "system user" to catch all the queries that you can't track to an individual.  Finally, you'll need to consider what happens when a firewalled user attempts to write to the database.  Without a complete rewrite, you will end up with a corrupted database.

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