How to install pgAdmin 4 on CentOS 8 Linux

PostgreSQL is a popular, powerful and open source object-relational database system with over 15 years of active development experience and a reputation for reliability. pgAdmin is the leading open source feature-rich PostgreSQL management and development platform that runs on Linux, Unix, Mac OS X and Windows. This tutorial will show you how to install pgAdmin 4 on CentOS 8 Linux.

Features of pgAdmin 4

Features of pgAdmin 4 include:

  • Automatically detect and support objects discovered at runtime
  • Real-time SQL query tool with direct data editing
  • Support management query
  • SQL editor with syntax highlighting
  • Redesigned graphical interface
  • Powerful management dialogs and common task tools
  • Responsive, context-sensitive behavior
  • Supporting error messages
  • Helpful tips
  • Online help and information on using pgAdmin dialogs and tools.

Step 1: Enable EPEL repository

Use the guide below to add an EPEL repository.

Enable EPEL on CentOS 8

Don’t forget to enable the PowerTools repository as it contains the packages we need.

sudo dnf -y install
sudo dnf config-manager --set-enabled PowerTools

Step 2: Install the PostgreSQL database server

You must have PostgreSQL installed on your system before you can install pgAdmin 4. Here are guidelines to help you install PostgreSQL:

How to install PostgreSQL 11 on CentOS 8

Install PostgreSQL 12 on CentOS 8

Step 3: Install pgAdmin4 on CentOS 8

After installing PostgreSQL, you can start the installation of pgAdmin 4 on CentOS 8. You need to add the PostgreSQL RPM repository, this should be done when installing PostgreSQL.

sudo dnf -y install

Then install the pgAdmin package:

sudo dnf install pgadmin4

By pressing “ÿ“key.

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Dependencies resolved.
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Installing weak dependencies:
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Enabling module streams:
 httpd                                                              2.4                                                                                

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Step 3: Configure pgAdmin 4 on CentOS 8

Now that we have pgAdmin 4 installed, let’s configure it.

1. Start and enable the httpd service to start at startup:

sudo systemctl start httpd && sudo systemctl enable httpd

You can confirm the service status by running:

$ systemctl status httpd
 ● httpd.service - The Apache HTTP Server
    Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/httpd.service; enabled; vendor preset: disabled)
    Active: active (running) since Wed 2020-01-15 12:59:34 EAT; 6s ago
      Docs: man:httpd.service(8)
  Main PID: 3310 (httpd)
    Status: "Started, listening on: port 80"
     Tasks: 213 (limit: 11512)
    Memory: 36.6M
    CGroup: /system.slice/httpd.service
            ├─3310 /usr/sbin/httpd -DFOREGROUND
            ├─3311 /usr/sbin/httpd -DFOREGROUND
            ├─3312 /usr/sbin/httpd -DFOREGROUND
            ├─3313 /usr/sbin/httpd -DFOREGROUND
            └─3314 /usr/sbin/httpd -DFOREGROUND
 Jan 15 12:59:34 cent8.novalocal systemd[1]: Starting The Apache HTTP Server…
 Jan 15 12:59:34 cent8.novalocal httpd[3310]: Server configured, listening on: port 80
 Jan 15 12:59:34 cent8.novalocal systemd[1]: Started The Apache HTTP Server.

2. Rename pgAdmin Apache configuration example:

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

Confirm the configuration syntax to prevent any errors, and restart the httpd service.

$ sudo httpd -tSyntax OK$ sudo systemctl restart httpd

4. Create the pgAdmin data directory:

sudo mkdir -p /var/lib/pgadmin4/ /var/log/pgadmin4/

5. Edit And add the following settings. In most cases, the default file location should be appropriate:

sudo vi /usr/lib/python3.6/site-packages/pgadmin4-web/


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'

6. Run the following command to create the configuration database:

sudo dnf -y install python3-bcrypt python3-pynacl
sudo python3 /usr/lib/python3.6/site-packages/pgadmin4-web/

This will ask you to enter email address with password Used for the initial pgAdmin user account.

Email address: [email protected]
Retype password:<Confirm PASSWORD>
pgAdmin 4 - Application Initialisation

Set the permissions of the pgAdmin directory to apache user:

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

Step 4: Configure SELinux

Set the permissions of the pgAdmin directory to apache user:

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

If you are running SELinux in force mode, create and apply a policy to allow Apache users to access the pgAdmin directory:

sudo semanage fcontext -a -t httpd_sys_rw_content_t "/var/lib/pgadmin4(/.*)?"
sudo semanage fcontext -a -t httpd_sys_rw_content_t "/var/log/pgadmin4(/.*)?"
sudo restorecon -Rv /var/lib/pgadmin4/
sudo restorecon -Rv /var/log/pgadmin4/

Restart the httpd service.

sudo systemctl restart httpd

Step 5: Access the pgAdmin 4 web interface

If you have an active firewall service, allow http ports:

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

turn on http://servername_or_ip/pgadmin4 Log in to pgAdmin with the credentials steps created 6 the above.

On the first page of pgAdmin, add a PostgreSQL server to manage with pgAdmin by clicking “Add new server.” This can be a local or remote PostgreSQL server.

How to install pgAdmin 4 on CentOS 8 Linux

under “Fair” Section, give the server a name and description.

How to install pgAdmin 4 on CentOS 8 Linux

Down “Connect” The tab provides access details-database host, database user and password.

How to install pgAdmin 4 on CentOS 8 Linux

When done, click Save Button save
Configuration. If the server is successfully added, the name will be
Appears in the left sidebar. Select server to view database summary
Information and make changes.

How to install pgAdmin 4 on CentOS 8 Linux

I hope our article was helpful for installing pgAdmin 4 on CentOS 8.

Other guides on installing pgAdmin 4:

Install pgAdmin4 on CentOS 7 / Fedora

How to install pgAdmin4 on FreeBSD 12

Install pgAdmin4 on Ubuntu

Install pgAdmin4 on Debian