PostgreSQL Access Controls

PostgreSQL is a widely popular relational structured database management system, PostgreSQL authorization is an ongoing process that checks each command, comparing it with the users account role and its associated privileges.




Managing Permissions in PostgreSQL

In the era of DevSecOps, ease of access and secure management of resources is essential to facilitating collaboration among development teams. Providing developers with elevated access to PostgreSQL can be a critical step in speeding up product development cycles while maintaining necessary security protocols. For an organization that has many users accessing different databases, granting individual user accounts exclusive privileges can be cumbersome and overwhelming. With this blog post, we will explore best practices involved in setting up privileged PostgreSQL accounts for developers while protecting core assets from unauthorized or careless use.




Using Apono To Provide Temporary Access to PostgreSQL

Your first step in create an Apono account, you can start your journey here.

Follow the steps at our PostgreSQL Integration Guide.

Now that Apono is set you can start creating Dynamic Access Flows:

  • Automatic Approval Access Flows – Using admin defined context and pre defined role to provide automatic access to PostgreSQL resources.
  • Manual Approval Access Flows – Using admin defined context and pre defined role to provide automatic access to PostgreSQL resources.



Using Apono declarative access flow creator you will be able to simply define:

  • Approvers
    • User Group (round-robin)
    • Single User
    • Automatic – Contextual
  • Requesters
    • User Group
    • Single User
  • Resource
    • Single Resource
    • Pre-Defined Resource Group
    • Partition of a resource
  • Duration
    • By Hours
    • By Days
    • Infinite

Example: PostgreSQL Automatic Approval Access Flow:

Example: PostgreSQL Manual Approval Workflow:

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Ofir is the CTO and Co-founder at Apono. Ofir is a feisty tennis and volleyball player! Throughout his experience Ofir was a Software Development Team Lead at Logz.io. Previously he served as Connectivity Team Lead at the Israeli Air Force. Ofir holds a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science.