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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)

Revoking user access to a table

This recipe answers the question How do I make sure that user X cannot access table Y?

Getting ready

The current user must either be a superuser, the owner of the table, or a user with a GRANT option for the table.

Also, bear in mind that you can't revoke rights from a user who is a superuser.

How to do it…

To revoke all rights on the table1 table from the user2 user, you must run the following SQL command:

REVOKE ALL ON table1 FROM user2;

However, if user2 has been granted another role that gives them some rights on table1—say, role3—this command is not enough; you must also choose one of the following options:

  • Fix the user—that is, revoke role3 from user2
  • Fix the role—that is, revoke privileges on table1 from role3

Both choices are imperfect because of their side effects. The former will revoke all of the privileges associated with role3, not just the privileges concerning...