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

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Setting parameters for particular groups of users

PostgreSQL supports a variety of ways of defining parameter settings for various user groups. This is very convenient, especially to manage user groups that have different requirements.

How to do it…

For all users in the saas database, use the following commands:

ALTER DATABASE saas SET configuration_parameter = value1;

For a user named simon connected to any database, use this:

ALTER ROLE Simon SET configuration_parameter = value2;

Alternatively, you can set a parameter for a user only when connected to a specific database, as follows:

ALTER ROLE Simon IN DATABASE saas SET configuration_parameter = value3;

The user won't know that these have been executed specifically for them. These are default ...

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