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  1. #1
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    Unanswered: to Restrict some Statements for some Users

    In PostgreSQL, is there a way to prevent some users from changing anything in a Database but only have read priviliges.

    For example a specific user can execute SELECT statements but can not execute a UPDATE, INSERT or DELETE statement.

    Is it possible?

  2. #2
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    Yes, user privileges can be restricted. In fact, you can create a Group that has certain privileges and then assign the user to a group. That way, you don't have to individually assign the privileges per user. A nice administrative interface that has a detailed user privileges feature is PG Lightning Admin.

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    Another common approach: You can add views on the tables, allow all the users access to the views, and prohibit access to the underlying tables to most groups. Views are read-only.
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