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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)

Integrating with LDAP

This recipe shows you how to set up your PostgreSQL system so that it uses the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) for authentication.

Getting ready

Ensure that the usernames in the database and your LDAP server match, as this method works for user authentication checks of users who are already defined in the database.

How to do it...

In the PostgreSQL authentication file, pg_hba.conf, we define some address ranges to use LDAP as an authentication method, and we configure the LDAP server for this address range:

host    all         all   ...