Remote PostgreSQL configuration

Remote PostgreSQL configuration

Faraday uses a connection string stored in /home/faraday/.faraday/config/server.ini to connect to the database. You can use faraday-manage initdb to configure a localhost database (same server as Faraday is running). If you opt to use a remote database you will need to create a database role, database and create the schema.

Step 1: Configure PostgreSQL for remote connection

Make sure you understand this step. Using the wrong settings could leave your database server insecure

  1. Open the hba_config file. To locate this file, execute: 

$ sudo -u postgres psql -c "show hba_file"

  1. Add the following line for the faraday-server: 

      host all all <FARADAY_SERVER_IP>/24 md5

<FARADAY_SERVER_IP> Is the IP where is running the Faraday Server
  1. Then open postgresql.conf . To locate this file, execute: 

      $ sudo -u postgres psql -c "show config_file"

Allow to listen on the interface. Search for the line "listen_address" and change the value 'localhost' or use * for all interfaces. Then restart the server by doing:
       $ sudo service postgresql restart

Step 2: Create PostgreSQL role

  1. Login into the database server and execute:

sudo su postgres

$ createuser faraday_postgres -P

  1. Now create the database:

$ createdb faraday

Step 3: Configure Faraday Server

  1. Now on the Faraday Server instance, open the file /home/faraday/.faraday/config/server.ini and append the database configuration:

connection_string = postgresql+psycopg2://faraday_postgresql:SECRET_PASSWORD@REMOTE_IP/faraday

Step 4: Create tables

  1. Let's chage the User's Group. Run: sudo usermod -a -G faraday <user>

  2. Now you are ready to create the tables:

$ faraday-manage create-tables

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