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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)

Using SSL certificates to authenticate

This recipe shows you how to set up your PostgreSQL system so that it requires clients to present a valid X.509 certificate before allowing them to connect.

This can be used as an additional security layer to use double authentication, where the client must both have a valid certificate to set up the SSL connection and also know the database user's password. It can also be used as the sole authentication method, where the PostgreSQL server will first verify the client connection using the certificate presented by the client, and then retrieve the username from the same certificate.

Getting ready

Get, or generate, a root certificate and a client certificate to be used by the connecting...