Allow Remote Connections To Postgresql¶
Working with the PostgreSQL in server is fine. But, sometimes we need to access the server or cloud database from our local machine. But, when we try to connect to the PostgresSQL server database from local it will not connect. Because, by the default configuration PostgreSQL only allows host "localhost" or "126.96.36.199". To allow remote connections to the PostgreSQL database we need to modify the database configuration files.
It is the configuration file of the postgres database. It contains the configuration settings like application port number, maximum connections, ssl, etc. To allow connections from any IP address then we need open the "postgresql.conf" file and find for configuration variable
listen_addresses and replace it with
listen_addresses="*". In ubuntu operating system the file can be found in the location /etc/postgresql/10/main . The file location is different for other operating systems. Now, we need to allow the authentication of clients.
pg_hba.conf file allows authentication between the PostgreSQL server and the client application. By default it only allows the connections from the host localhost. But, we need to connect from anywhere in the world. So, we need to add the below lines at the end of the file
pg_hba.conf. In ubuntu operating system the file can be found in the location /etc/postgresql/10/main . The file location is different for other operating systems.
host all all 0.0.0.0/0 md5 host all all ::/0 md5
Now, restart the postgresql database service and connect to the remote database from your local machine.