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PostgreSQL 14 Administration Cookbook

By : Simon Riggs, Gianni Ciolli
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Book Image

PostgreSQL 14 Administration Cookbook

5 (1)
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 14 allows you to scale up your PostgreSQL infrastructure. With this book, you'll take a step-by-step, recipe-based approach to effective PostgreSQL administration. This book will get you up and running with all the latest features of PostgreSQL 14 while helping you explore the entire database ecosystem. You’ll learn how to tackle a variety of problems and pain points you may face as a database administrator such as creating tables, managing views, improving performance, and securing your database. As you make progress, the book will draw attention to important topics such as monitoring roles, validating backups, regular maintenance, and recovery of your PostgreSQL 14 database. This will help you understand roles, ensuring high availability, concurrency, and replication. Along with updated recipes, this book touches upon important areas like using generated columns, TOAST compression, PostgreSQL on the cloud, and much more. By the end of this PostgreSQL book, you’ll have gained the knowledge you need to manage your PostgreSQL 14 database efficiently, both in the cloud and on-premise.
Table of Contents (14 chapters)

The PostgreSQL superuser

A PostgreSQL superuser is a user that bypasses all permission checks, except the right to log in. Superuser is a dangerous privilege and should not be used carelessly, and many cloud databases do not allow this level of privilege to be granted at all. It is normal to place strict controls on users of this type. If you are using PostgreSQL in a cloud service, then please read the Setting up cloud security using predefined roles recipe instead.

In this recipe, you will learn how to grant the right to a user to become a superuser.

How to do it…

Follow the next steps to add or remove superuser privileges for any user.

  • A user becomes a superuser when they are created with the SUPERUSER attribute set:
  • A user can be deprived of their superuser status by removing the SUPERUSER attribute using this command:
  • A user can be restored to superuser status later using the following...