PostgreSQL created a new user

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PostgreSQL created a new user

Postby bblong » Tue May 13, 2014 3:14 am

Hi Everyone,

I installed PT3 on my Mac 2 days ago and I found when restarting my computer that it had automatically created a new User called "PostgreSQL".
Can I delete this user from the list so it doesn't show in my log in page when I start my computer ?
The option to hide it is not offered, so it delete or keep it. But I find this strange and can't see why PostgreSQL would need to create a new user on my laptop !!

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Re: PostgreSQL created a new user

Postby kraada » Tue May 13, 2014 7:17 am

Do not delete that user - if you do PostgreSQL will cease to function. That user is created to sandbox the server process and safeguard your system. You can safely ignore it, but if you delete it, PostgreSQL will not work.
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Re: PostgreSQL created a new user

Postby WhiteRider » Thu May 15, 2014 5:12 am

You can hide the postgres user as described here.
For example use this command:

sudo defaults write /Library/Preferences/ HiddenUsersList -array-add postgres postgresql
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