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PostgreSQL 9 Administration Cookbook - Second Edition by Simon Riggs, Gianni Ciolli, Hannu Krosing, Gabriele Bartolini

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Chapter 1. First Steps

In this chapter, we will cover the following recipes:

  • Getting PostgreSQL
  • Connecting to the PostgreSQL server
  • Enabling access for network/remote users
  • Using graphical administration tools
  • Using the psql query and scripting tool
  • Changing your password securely
  • Avoiding hardcoding your password
  • Using a connection service file
  • Troubleshooting a failed connection

Introduction

PostgreSQL is a feature-rich, general-purpose database management system. It's a complex piece of software, but every journey begins with the first step.

We'll start with your first connection. Many people fall at the first hurdle, so we'll try not to skip that too swiftly. We'll quickly move on to enabling remote users, and from there, we will move to access through ...

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