How To Install and Use PostgreSQL on Ubuntu 18.04

18 April 2020 — Written by Darshan Kumar


Before continuing with this tutorial, make sure you are logged in as a user with sudo privileges.

Install PostgreSQL on Ubuntu

At the time of writing this article, the latest version of PostgreSQL available from the official Ubuntu repositories is PostgreSQL version 10.4.

To install PostgreSQL on your Ubuntu server follow the steps below:

Step 1:

sudo apt update

sudo apt install postgresql postgresql-contrib

Step 2 — Using PostgreSQL Roles and Databases:

sudo -i -u postgres


sudo -u postgres psql

Step 3 — exit from postgres promt:


Step 4 — Create a new PostgreSQL Role:

sudo su - postgres -c "createuser darshan"

Step 5 — Create a new PostgreSQL Database:

sudo su - postgres -c "createdb darshanDB"

Step 5 — Now login back to postgres prmot and Grant privileges:

sudo -u postgres psql grant all privileges on database darshanDB to darshan;

Step 6 — If you want to set a password:

ALTER USER username WITH PASSWORD 'newpassword'; example : ALTER USER darshan WITH PASSWORD 'new_password';

Step 7 — Enable remote access to PostgreSQL server:

sudo vim /etc/postgresql/10/main/postgresql.conf


# - Connection Settings -

listen_addresses = '*'     # what IP address(es) to listen on;

Step 8 — Now restart the postgres:

sudo service postgresql restart

Step 9 - Verify the changes with the ss utility:

ss -nlt | grep 5432

LISTEN   0         128          *
LISTEN   0         128                    [::]:5432                [::]:*


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