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PostgreSQL Guide


It only takes a few minutes to get started with Satori. What you need is:

  • Access to Satori's management console.
  • The hostname of your PostgreSQL data store, for example:

Adding a PostgreSQL Data Store to Satori

  1. Login to Satori's management console at
  2. In the Data Stores view, select Add Data Store.
  3. Select the PostgreSQL option.
  4. Enter an informative name for the data store, for example: Sales Data Warehouse.
  5. Enter the hostname of your PostgreSQL database, for example:
  6. Choose the public cloud provider and region for the Satori Data Access Controller.
  7. Click Create. You will be redirected to the Data Stores list.

Connect to PostgreSQL Database via Satori

To connect to PostgreSQL database using Satori use the Satori hostname that was generated by the management console which can be found under Satori Hostname in the data store settings view, for example:

TLS SNI Required

To connect to PostgreSQL via Satori, the client application needs to support the Server Name Identification (SNI) extension of the Transport Level Security (TLS) protocol. For clients that do not support the SNI extension, Satori can enable a custom, dedicated port which overcomes the problem. The custom port number can be found in the data store setting in the management console.

Connecting with the JDBC Driver

To connect with the JDBC driver, override or add the host parameter in the JDBC URL. For example:


Connecting with the PSQL Command Line Utility

TLS SNI not supported by PSQL Please use version 13.1 or higher of PSQL. In prior versions, PSQL uses the TLS1.0 protocol by default which is considered insecure and is not supported by Satori.

To connect to PostgreSQL using PSQL change the host parameter to the Satori generated hostname and use the custom dedicated port for your data store. For example: psql -h -p 12340 -U john example

Connecting with Looker

Looker uses the JDBC driver to connect to PostgreSQL. Override the Remote Host:Port parameter with the Satori hostname. For example:

Authenticating via AWS IAM

AWS RDS supports authentication using short lived IAM tokens as described here. When setting up your application to work with Satori, make sure not to modify the hostname used to generate the token.

e.g. in the java example below the hostname paramater RDS_INSTANCE_HOSTNAME should not be modified to the Satori hostname

private static String generateAuthToken() {
    BasicAWSCredentials awsCredentials = new BasicAWSCredentials(AWS_ACCESS_KEY, AWS_SECRET_KEY);

    RdsIamAuthTokenGenerator generator = RdsIamAuthTokenGenerator.builder()
            .credentials(new AWSStaticCredentialsProvider(awsCredentials)).region(REGION_NAME).build();
    return generator.getAuthToken(GetIamAuthTokenRequest.builder()

Authenticating via GCP IAM

GCP Cloud SQL supports authentication using short lived IAM tokens as described here. GCP expects the password connection parameter to contain the IAM token. For example:

PGPASSWORD=$(gcloud auth print-access-token) psql -h -p 12340 -U example