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PostgreSQL 9 Administration Cookbook by Hannu Krosing, Simon Riggs

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Giving users their own private database

Separating data and users is a key part of administration. There will always be a need to give users a private, secure, or simply risk-free area ("sandpit") to use the database. Here's how.

Getting ready

Make sure you've read the recipe Deciding on a design for multi-tenancy, so that you're certain this is the route you wish to take. Other options exist, and it is possible they may be preferable in some cases.

How to do it...

We can create a database for a specific user with some ease. From the command line, as a superuser, these actions would be as follows:

postgres=# create user fred;
CREATE ROLE
postgres=# create database fred owner = fred;
CREATE DATABASE

As the database owner:

Users have login privilege, ...

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