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43.37. pg_user

The view pg_user provides access to information about database users. This is simply a publicly readable view of pg_shadow that blanks out the password field.

Table 43-37. pg_user Columns

Name Type References Description
usename name   User name
usesysid int4   User id (arbitrary number used to reference this user)
usecreatedb bool   User may create databases
usesuper bool   User is a superuser
usecatupd bool   User may update system catalogs. (Even a superuser may not do this unless this column is true.)
passwd text   Not the password (always reads as ********)
valuntil abstime   Account expiry time (only used for password authentication)
useconfig text[]   Session defaults for run-time configuration variables
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