Postgres Installation On Centos


To install the server locally use the command line and type

To start off, we need to set the password of the PostgreSQL user (role) called “postgres”; we will not be able to access the server externally otherwise. As the local “postgres” Linux user, we are allowed to connect and manipulate the server using the psql command.

In a terminal, type:

this connects as a role with same name as the local user, i.e. “postgres”, to the database called “postgres” (1st argument to psql).

Set a password for the “postgres” database role using the command:

and give your password when prompted. The password text will be hidden from the console for security purposes.

Type Control+D or \q to exit the posgreSQL prompt.

 

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