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cPanel overwriting pg_hba.conf file
« on: April 28, 2018, 10:01:40 am »
This article describes and solves (work-around) a problems with PostgreSQL and cPanel. The issue is that cPanel modifies the file “/var/lib/pgsql/9.4/data/pg_hba.conf” setting it back to a default state.

By setting that file to your liking such as the following:

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local all  all        md5
host samerole all   pam  pamservice=postgresql_cpses
host all all   md5
local all postgres        md5
host all postgres   md5

And setting it’s permissions to read-only:

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chattr -ia /var/lib/pgsql/9.4/data/pg_hba.conf
If you need to make future changes to the above file, first reset it’s permissions using the following:

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chattr +ia /var/lib/pgsql/9.4/data/pg_hba.conf
You should be able to move on without cPanel tripping you over in future.

You’ll need to restart PostgreSQL:

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/etc/init.d/postgresql-9.4 status
/etc/init.d/postgresql-9.4 restart