Create a database and user

These are the basic steps to create a new database and user for your applications:

  • Create a new role by executing the createuser command. With the options below, the new role will not be a superuser and will not have privileges for creating new databases or new roles (this is usually the default for the createuser command).

    $ createuser -U postgres USER_NAME -S -D -R -P

    You will be prompted to enter first the password for the new role and to reenter it, and then to enter the postgres role password.

  • Create a new database with the new role as the owner:

    $ createdb -U postgres DATABASE_NAME  -O USER_NAME