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pgAdmin 4 : Installation steps on centOS 7

pgAdmin 4 : Installation steps on centOS 7

pgAdmin,  a free and open source management tool for PostgreSQL and derivative relation databases like EDB Advanced Server. This can be installed on multiple OS platforms like Linux, Unix, Mac OS X, and Windows to manage PostgreSQL 9.2 and above.

pgAdmin can be run as both web and desktop application.

Web Deployment:

As web based application, it is deployed behind a web server running as a reverse proxy or using the WSGI interface.

Desktop Deployment:

In desktop deployment, it is deployed to run in desktop mode by utilizing the desktop run time to host the application. When the run time is launched, it runs the pgAdmin server and launches a web browser to render the user interface.

Now, we are going to see the pgAdmin 4 installation steps in CentOS 7 (Web Deployment).


  1. Server with root login

Installing PostgreSQL Server

First, we need to enable the EPEL repository to download dependent packages for pgAdmin.

yum install https://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/epel-release-latest-7.noarch.rpm

Set up PostgreSQL Repository (PostgreSQL 11)

pgAdmin 4 is available in PostgreSQL repository and your system should have the PostgreSQL repository by now, if you have already completed the installation of PostgreSQL. If not, add the PostgreSQL repository using the below command.

yum install https://download.postgresql.org/pub/repos/yum/11/redhat/rhel-7-x86_64/pgdg-centos11-11-2.noarch.rpm

PostgreSQL 10

yum install https://download.postgresql.org/pub/repos/yum/10/redhat/rhel-7-x86_64/pgdg-centos10-10-2.noarch.rpm

Install pgAdmin 4

Once the PostgreSQL repository configured on your system, run the following command to install pgAdmin 4.

yum -y install pgadmin4

Now, Check you have started and enabled httpd service

systemctl start httpd
systemctl enable httpd

Configure pgAdmin 4

Now, we need to do some configuration changed to access pgAdmin 4. Copy the pgAdmin 4 sample configuration.

cp /etc/httpd/conf.d/pgadmin4.conf.sample /etc/httpd/conf.d/pgadmin4.conf

Create a pgAdmin log and data directories.

mkdir /var/log/pgadmin4/
mkdir /var/lib/pgadmin4/

Now, edit config_local.py file

nano /usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/pgadmin4-web/config_local.py

Add the below settings for log and session save path

LOG_FILE = '/var/log/pgadmin4/pgadmin4.log'
SQLITE_PATH = '/var/lib/pgadmin4/pgadmin4.db'
SESSION_DB_PATH = '/var/lib/pgadmin4/sessions'
STORAGE_DIR = '/var/lib/pgadmin4/storage'

Change permissions of directories, so that Apache can write data into it.

chown -R apache:apache /var/lib/pgadmin4/
chown -R apache:apache /var/log/pgadmin4/

To create a user account for the pgAdmin 4 web interface, run the below command.

python /usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/pgadmin4-web/setup.py


NOTE: Configuring authentication for SERVER mode.

Enter the email address and password to use for the initial pgAdmin user account:

Email address: admin@webhostingchennai.co.in
Retype password:********
pgAdmin 4 - Application Initialisation

Now, restart the apache service.

systemctl restart httpd


Setup firewall, to access pgAdmin 4 from external/remote machines.

firewall-cmd --permanent --add-service=http
firewall-cmd --reload

Note: Consider disabling SELinux permanently for pgAdmin 4 to work properly.

Access pgAdmin 4, from browser using the below URL

pgAdmin 4 : Installation steps on centOS 7 - pgAdmin Login

pgAdmin 4 : Installation steps on centOS 7 – pgAdmin Login

Log in to pgAdmin 4 web interface using the email address and password you have created earlier.

pgAdmin 4 : Installation steps on centOS 7 - pgAdmin Home Page

pgAdmin 4 : Installation steps on centOS 7 – pgAdmin Home Page

Click on Add New Server, to manage a PostgreSQL server.

In General Tab,

Name : Enter your server ip address or hostname.

pgAdmin 4 : Installation steps on centOS 7 - Adding New PostgreSQL Instance

pgAdmin 4 : Installation steps on centOS 7 – Adding New PostgreSQL Instance

Connection Tab:

Hostname/address:- Hostname or IP Address of PostgreSQL server
Port:- 5432 (Leave default) – Change it if required
Username:- Username by which you are connecting.
Password:- Password for the user

Make sure you have enabled the port 5432 in your server

if not enable the port using the below commands.

firewall-cmd --zone=public --permanent --add-port=5432/tcp
firewall-cmd --reload
pgAdmin 4 : Installation steps on centOS 7 - PostgreSQL Instance Details

pgAdmin 4 : Installation steps on centOS 7 – PostgreSQL Instance Details

Click Save to save the changes. Now you can see the server you have added.

If you are getting Fatal: Ident authentication failed for user error, edit the below file and modify the authentication.


modify the file as below

# TYPE  DATABASE        USER            ADDRESS                 METHOD

host     all            all              all                     md5

Restart the PostgreSQL service.

systemctl restart postgresql-11


systemctl restart postgresql-10

Now, pgAdmin4 is installed on our sever, hope this post is helpful.

To Install PostgreSQL 11 / 10 on CentOS 7 : Click Here

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