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PostgreSQL 11 Administration Cookbook

By : Simon Riggs, Gianni Ciolli, Sudheer Kumar Meesala
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PostgreSQL 11 Administration Cookbook

By: Simon Riggs, Gianni Ciolli, Sudheer Kumar Meesala

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 11 allows you to scale up your PostgreSQL infrastructure. This book takes a step-by-step, recipe-based approach to effective PostgreSQL administration. The book will introduce you to new features such as logical replication, native table partitioning, additional query parallelism, and much more to help you to understand and control, crash recovery and plan backups. You will learn how to tackle a variety of problems and pain points for any database administrator such as creating tables, managing views, improving performance, and securing your database. As you make steady progress, the book will draw attention to important topics such as monitoring roles, backup, and recovery of your PostgreSQL 11 database to help you understand roles and produce a summary of log files, ensuring high availability, concurrency, and replication. By the end of this book, you will have the necessary knowledge to manage your PostgreSQL 11 database efficiently.
Table of Contents (19 chapters)
Title Page
Copyright and Credits
About Packt

Integrating with LDAP

This recipe shows you how to set up your PostgreSQL system so that it uses the 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          ldap \ ldapprefix="cn=" ldapsuffix=", 

How it works…

This setup makes the PostgreSQL server check passwords from the configured LDAP server.

User rights are not queried from the LDAP server but have to be defined inside the database using the ALTER USER, GRANT, and REVOKE commands.

There's more…

We have shown you how PostgreSQL can use an LDAP server for password authentication. It is also possible to use some...