How to Install pgAdmin on Ubuntu 22.04 / Ubuntu 20.04
pgAdmin is an open-source web-based management tool for managing PostgreSQL databases. It includes several features that can help you easily administer and maintain PostgreSQL databases.
With pgAdmin, you can view and edit data in tables, run SQL queries, manage users and permissions, create sequences, etc., over a web browser
pgAdmin is available for multiple operating systems such as Linux, Windows, and macOS.
This post will show you how to install pgAdmin on Ubuntu 22.04 / Ubuntu 20.04.
Install PostgreSQL Server
First, install the PostgreSQL server on your system if you haven’t already installed it.
READ: How to install PostgreSQL on Ubuntu 22.04
READ: How to install PostgreSQL on Ubuntu 20.04
Install pgAdmin on Ubuntu 22.04
Add pgAdmin Repository
First, import the pgAdmin signing key to the system.
wget -qO - https://www.pgadmin.org/static/packages_pgadmin_org.pub | sudo gpg --dearmor -o /usr/share/keyrings/pgadmin-keyring.gpg
Next, add the pgAdmin repository to your system using the below command.
echo "deb [signed-by=/usr/share/keyrings/pgadmin-keyring.gpg] https://ftp.postgresql.org/pub/pgadmin/pgadmin4/apt/jammy pgadmin4 main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/pgadmin4.list
Install pgAdmin 4
Once you have added the repository, run the following command to update the repository index.
sudo apt update
Then, install pgAdmin with the following command.
sudo apt install -y pgadmin4-web
Setup pgAdmin 4
First, you will need to set up pgAdmin before accessing it. So, initiate the pgAdmin set up with the below command.
To complete the setup, you will need to answer a few questions.
Setting up pgAdmin 4 in web mode on a Debian based platform... Creating configuration database... NOTE: Configuring authentication for SERVER mode. Enter the email address and password to use for the initial pgAdmin user account: Email address: [email protected] Password: xxx Retype password: xxx pgAdmin 4 - Application Initialisation ====================================== Creating storage and log directories... We can now configure the Apache Web server for you. This involves enabling the wsgi module and configuring the pgAdmin 4 application to mount at /pgadmin4. Do you wish to continue (y/n)? y << Type y and press Enter The Apache web server is running and must be restarted for the pgAdmin 4 installation to complete. Continue (y/n)? y << Type y and press Enter Apache successfully restarted. You can now start using pgAdmin 4 in web mode at http://127.0.0.1/pgadmin
Set up PostgreSQL Authentication
PostgreSQL database users can only log in from the localhost by default, and you will not be able to manage the database server installed on a remote system with pgAdmin. So, enable the user’s login from all hosts or specific subnet on PostgreSQL for pgAdmin to make a successful connection.
sudo nano /etc/postgresql/14/main/pg_hba.conf
Update the below line shown below.
# TYPE DATABASE USER ADDRESS METHOD # IPv4 local connections: host all all all md5
Finally, restart the PostgreSQL service.
sudo systemctl restart postgresql
Access pgAdmin 4
Open a web browser and go to the following URL to access the pgAdmin.
Log in to the pgAdmin using the email address and password you have entered during the pgAdmin setup.
Upon successful login, you should see the pgAdmin web interface.
To manage a PostgreSQL server, you must add a new server by clicking on Add New Server on the home page.
Name:- Name your PostgreSQL instance
Hostname/Address: Hostname or IP Address of PostgreSQL server. Enter 127.0.0.1 if pgAdmin is installed on the PostgreSQL server itself.
Port: 5432 (Leave default) – Change it if required.
Username: PostgreSQL DB username
Password: Password for the database user.
Click Save to save the changes.
You will see the following page if the connection to the PostgreSQL server is successful.
That’s All. I hope you have learned how to install pgAdmin on Ubuntu 22.04 / Ubuntu 20.04. Additionally, you can visit pgAdmin documentation for more information.