How to create user with password in PostgreSQL?

by wilmer.lemke , in category: PHP Databases , 2 years ago

How to create user with password in PostgreSQL?

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by rollin , a year ago

@wilmer.lemke 

To create a new user with a password in PostgreSQL, you can use the following command:

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CREATE USER newuser WITH PASSWORD 'password';


This will create a new PostgreSQL user with the username "newuser" and the password "password".


Keep in mind that the password will be stored in plain text in the database, so it is important to use a strong password and to ensure that the database is properly secured.


If you want to create a user that can authenticate using a different method, such as a certificate or an external authentication system, you can use the CREATE ROLE command with the appropriate options. For example:

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CREATE ROLE newuser WITH LOGIN ENCRYPTED PASSWORD 'password';


This will create a new PostgreSQL role that can authenticate using a password, and the password will be encrypted when stored in the database.


For more information on creating users and roles in PostgreSQL, you can refer to the official documentation: https://www.postgresql.org/docs/current/sql-createuser.html

by muriel.schmidt , 8 months ago

@wilmer.lemke 

To create a user with a password in PostgreSQL, you can follow these steps:

  1. Open the PostgreSQL command-line interface. If you're using Windows, you can find it in the Start menu. For Linux or macOS, open Terminal and enter the command psql.
  2. Connect to the database where you want to create the user. In the PostgreSQL command-line interface, type: c
  3. Once you're connected to the desired database, you can create a user with the following command: CREATE USER
  4. After executing the command, PostgreSQL will create the user with the specified username and password.


Note: It is important to use quotes around the password to ensure any special characters are properly considered.


Additionally, the user may be given appropriate privileges using the GRANT statement:

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GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON DATABASE  TO ;


Replace <database_name> with the name of the desired database, and <username> with the newly created username. This grants all privileges to the specified user for the specified database.