PostgreSQL remote link server configuration

PostgreSQL server needs to be configured to be remotely linked by users

pg_hba.conf controls access security and manages the access rights of clients to access PostgreSQL server.
postgresql.conf database parameter file, configure database related parameters.
PG ﹣ ident.conf client access server through ident mode, will use PG ﹣ ident.conf file to simulate operating system user access.

PG view profile location

postgres=# select name, setting from pg_settings where category = 'File Locations';
       name        |             setting
 config_file       | /opt/pgsql/data/postgresql.conf
 data_directory    | /opt/pgsql/data
 external_pid_file |
 hba_file          | /opt/pgsql/data/pg_hba.conf
 ident_file        | /opt/pgsql/data/pg_ident.conf
(5 rows)

Configure server for remote access

1. Configure pg_hba.conf

# "local" is for Unix domain socket connections only
local   all             all                                     trust
# IPv4 local connections:
host    all             all               trust
host    all             all                  md5
# IPv6 local connections:
host    all             all             ::1/128                 trust

md5 login with password

2. Configure listening postgresql.conf

#listen_addresses = 'localhost'         # what IP address(es) to listen on;
listen_addresses = '*'          # what IP address(es) to listen on;

3. Set password for initial user

alter user postgres with password 'ikdhfel';

4. Restart pg server to test the remote link after all configuration files are configured

[postgres@postgresql data]$ pg_ctl restart -D /opt/pgsql/data
waiting for server to shut down.... done
server stopped
waiting for server to start....2018-12-10 16:40:29.828 CST [636] LOG:  listening on IPv4 address "", port 5432
2018-12-10 16:40:29.828 CST [636] LOG:  listening on IPv6 address "::", port 5432
2018-12-10 16:40:29.833 CST [636] LOG:  listening on Unix socket "/tmp/.s.PGSQL.5432"
2018-12-10 16:40:29.857 CST [637] LOG:  database system was shut down at 2018-12-10 16:40:29 CST
2018-12-10 16:40:29.861 CST [636] LOG:  database system is ready to accept connections
server started

Tags: Database PostgreSQL Unix socket

Posted on Mon, 02 Dec 2019 08:08:46 -0500 by spetstnelis