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CREATE GROUP

Name

CREATE GROUP  --  define a new user group

Synopsis

CREATE GROUP name [ [ WITH ] option [ ... ] ]

where option can be:

     SYSID gid
   | USER  username [, ...]
  

Inputs

name

The name of the group.

gid

The SYSID clause can be used to choose the PostgreSQL group id of the new group. It is not necessary to do so, however.

If this is not specified, the highest assigned group id plus one, starting at 1, will be used as default.

username

A list of users to include in the group. The users must already exist.

Outputs

CREATE GROUP

Message returned if the command completes successfully.

Description

CREATE GROUP will create a new group in the database installation. Refer to the Administrator's Guide for information about using groups for authentication. You must be a database superuser to use this command.

Use ALTER GROUP to change a group's membership, and DROP GROUP to remove a group.

Usage

Create an empty group:

CREATE GROUP staff;

Create a group with members:

CREATE GROUP marketing WITH USER jonathan, david;

Compatibility

SQL92

There is no CREATE GROUP statement in SQL92. Roles are similar in concept to groups.

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