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47.72. 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 47-73. pg_user Columns

Name Type Description
usename name User name
usesysid oid ID of this user
usecreatedb bool User can create databases
usesuper bool User is a superuser
usecatupd bool User can update system catalogs. (Even a superuser cannot do this unless this column is true.)
userepl bool User can initiate streaming replication and put the system in and out of backup mode.
passwd text Not the password (always reads as ********)
valuntil abstime Password expiry time (only used for password authentication)
useconfig text[] Session defaults for run-time configuration variables

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