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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)

Granting user access to specific rows

Recent PostgreSQL versions support granting users privileges on some rows only.

Getting ready

This recipe uses row-level security (RLS), which is available only on PostgreSQL version 9.5 or later, so start by checking that you are not using an older version.

As for the previous recipe, we assume that there is already a schema called someschema and a role called somerole with USAGE privileges on it. We create a new table to experiment with row-level privileges:

CREATE TABLE someschema.sometable3(col1 int, col2 text);

Row-level security must also be enabled on that table: