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

NameTypeReferencesDescription
usenamename User name
usesysidint4 User id (arbitrary number used to reference this user)
usecreatedbbool User may create databases
usesuperbool User is a superuser
usecatupdbool  User may update system catalogs. (Even a superuser may not do this unless this column is true.)
passwdtext Not the password (always reads as ********)
valuntilabstime Account expiry time (only used for password authentication)
useconfigtext[] Session defaults for run-time configuration variables
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