How to setup Two Factor Authentication in pgAdmin 4?

How to setup Two Factor Authentication in pgAdmin 4?


Setting up two-factor authentication (2FA) in pgAdmin 4 is a multi-step process that involves configuring pgAdmin and the PostgreSQL server. Here is an overview of the process:

  1. Install the pgAdmin 4 server: Make sure you have the pgAdmin 4 server installed and running.
  2. Install the pgAdmin 4 client: Make sure you have the pgAdmin 4 client installed on your system.
  3. Install the plugin: Install the pgAdmin 4 Two-Factor Authentication plugin. The plugin can be found in the pgAdmin 4 plugin repository.
  4. Configure the plugin: Open the pgAdmin 4 client and navigate to the Plugins menu. Select the Two-Factor Authentication plugin and configure it.
  5. Enable the plugin: Once the plugin is configured, enable it by going to the File menu and selecting “Enable Two-Factor Authentication”.
  6. Configure the PostgreSQL server: Configure the PostgreSQL server to use the pgAdmin 4 Two-Factor Authentication plugin.
  7. Test the setup: Test the two-factor authentication setup by logging in to the pgAdmin 4 client.

It’s important to note that this is a general overview of the process, the actual steps may vary based on the specific version of pgAdmin 4 you are using, the operating system and the type of authentication method you are going to use (e.g. TOTP, U2F, etc.).

It’s recommended to backup your settings and test your setup in a test environment before applying it to a production environment. Also, it’s recommended to document the process and keep it updated, in case you need to troubleshoot or revert the changes in the future.

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