Last change 21.02.2012 15:18
Grant a user access rights
I created a new Database, but then wanted another user to have access as well. Creating a new user was pretty straight foreward. But then I kept getting errors like
ERROR: permission denied for sequence
To get around this I needed to dig quite deeply... It wasn't really explained in the manual, but then I found it. It consists of two parts:
- Grant access to the tables of a database to a user
- Grant access to all sequences
Unfortunately the documentation at http://www.postgresql.org/docs/current/interactive/sql-grant.html was not helpful.
I finally found the solution in http://suwala.eu/blog/2011/04/16/grant-all-privileges-all-tables-and-sequences-post/ and http://serverfault.com/questions/60508/grant-select-to-all-tables-in-postgresql
# grant access to user "NEWUSER"
postgres# psql DBNAME
DBNAME=> grant all on all tables in schema DBNAME to NEWUSER;
# grant access to sequence (this will create and execute a script in /tmp)
SELECT 'GRANT ALL ON ' || relname || ' TO NEWUSER ;' FROM pg_class where relkind='S';