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PostgreSQL 10 Administration Cookbook - Fourth Edition

By : Simon Riggs, Gianni Ciolli
Book Image

PostgreSQL 10 Administration Cookbook - Fourth Edition

By: Simon Riggs, Gianni Ciolli

Overview of this book

PostgreSQL is a powerful, open source database management system with an enviable reputation for high performance and stability. With many new features in its arsenal, PostgreSQL 10 allows users to scale up their PostgreSQL infrastructure. This book takes a step-by-step, recipe-based approach to effective PostgreSQL administration. Throughout this book, you will be introduced to these new features such as logical replication, native table partitioning, additional query parallelism, and much more. You will learn how to tackle a variety of problems that are basically the pain points for any database administrator - from creating tables to managing views, from improving performance to securing your database. More importantly, the book pays special attention to topics such as monitoring roles, backup, and recovery of your PostgreSQL 10 database, ensuring high availability, concurrency, and replication. By the end of this book, you will know everything you need to know to be the go-to PostgreSQL expert in your organization.
Table of Contents (14 chapters)

Revoking user access to a table

This recipe answers the question, How do I make sure that user X cannot access table Y?

Getting ready

The current user must either be a superuser, the owner of the table, or a user with a GRANT option for the table.

Also, bear in mind that you can't revoke rights from a user who is a superuser.

How to do it...

To revoke all rights on the table1 table from the user2 user, you must run the following SQL command:

REVOKE ALL ON table1 FROM user2;

However, if user2 has been granted another role that gives them some rights on table1, say...