Articles tagged PlanetPostgresqlRyanBooz

03 November 2023
03 November 2023

Getting connected to PostgreSQL for the first time

PostgreSQL continues to be all the rage in 2023, whether in “vanilla” form of the fully open-source distribution or a variant like Amazon RDS, Neon, Yugabyte, and others. If you’re interested in trying PostgreSQL but only have experience with another database like SQL Server, it can feel a bit daunting to get started. In this … Read more
01 May 2023
01 May 2023

PostgreSQL Basics: Essential psql Tips and Tricks

Having access to the psql command-line tool is essential for any developers or DBAs that are actively working with and connecting to PostgreSQL databases. In our first article, we discussed the brief history of psql and demonstrated how to install it on your platform of choice and connect to a PostgreSQL database. In this article … Read more
24 April 2023
24 April 2023

PostgreSQL Basics: Getting started with psql

PostgreSQL has a separate command-line tool that’s been available for decades and is included with any installation of PostgreSQL. Many long-term PostgreSQL users, developers, and administrators rely on psql to help them quickly connect to databases, examine the schema, and execute SQL queries. Knowing how to install and use basic psql commands is an essential … Read more
21 February 2023
21 February 2023

PostgreSQL Basics: Object Ownership and Default Privileges

In the first security article, PostgreSQL Basics: Roles and Privileges, I discussed how roles (users and groups) are created and managed in PostgreSQL Depending on your background with permissions, particularly in other database products, some of those nuances in how permissions work may have been surprising. Understanding how roles and privileges work in Postgres is … Read more
19 January 2023
19 January 2023

PostgreSQL Basics: Roles and Privileges

Information security, whether in databases, applications, or larger IT systems, is based on the principles of Authentication and Authorization, often referred to as AuthN and AuthZ respectively. Likewise, PostgreSQL security involves creating roles that allow access to server resources (AuthN) and then granting privileges to database objects appropriately (AuthZ). Understanding how each of these components work together is essential to effectively manage security in a PostgreSQL cluster.… Read more