Get connection endpoints & create the connection strings for your Azure Arc-enabled PostgreSQL server

This article explains how you can retrieve the connection endpoints for your server group and how you can form the connection strings, which can be used with your applications and/or tools.


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Get connection end points:

Run the following command:

az postgres server-arc endpoint list -n <server name> --k8s-namespace <namespace> --use-k8s

For example:

az postgres server-arc endpoint list -n postgres01 --k8s-namespace arc --use-k8s

It returns the list of endpoints: the PostgreSQL endpoint, the log search dashboard (Kibana), and the metrics dashboard (Grafana). For example:

  "instances": [
      "endpoints": [
          "description": "PostgreSQL Instance",
          "endpoint": "postgresql://postgres:<replace with password>@12.345.567.89:5432"
          "description": "Log Search Dashboard",
          "endpoint": "https://23.456.78.99:5601/app/kibana#/discover?_a=(query:(language:kuery,query:'custom_resource_name:postgres01'))"
          "description": "Metrics Dashboard",
          "endpoint": "https://34.567.890.12:3000/d/postgres-metrics?var-Namespace=arc&var-Name=postgres01"
      "engine": "PostgreSql",
      "name": "postgres01"
  "namespace": "arc"

Use these end points to:

  • Form your connection strings and connect with your client tools or applications
  • Access the Grafana and Kibana dashboards from your browser

For example, you can use the end point named PostgreSQL Instance to connect with psql to your server group:

psql postgresql://postgres:MyPassworkd@12.345.567.89:5432
psql (10.14 (Ubuntu 10.14-0ubuntu0.18.04.1), server 12.4 (Ubuntu 12.4-1.pgdg16.04+1))
WARNING: psql major version 10, server major version 12.
         Some psql features might not work.
SSL connection (protocol: TLSv1.2, cipher: ECDHE-RSA-AES256-GCM-SHA384, bits: 256, compression: off)
Type "help" for help.



  • The password of the postgres user indicated in the end point named "PostgreSQL Instance" is the password you chose when deploying the server group.

From CLI with kubectl

kubectl get postgresqls/<server name> -n <namespace name>

For example:

kubectl get postgresqls/postgres01 -n arc

Those commands will produce output like the one below. You can use that information to form your connection strings:

postgres01   Ready   3/3          12.345.567.89:5432   9d

Form connection strings

Use the connections string examples below for your server group. Copy, paste, and customize them as needed:


Server=;Database=postgres;Port=24276;User Id=postgres;Password={your_password_here};Ssl Mode=Require;`

C++ (libpq)

host= port=24276 dbname=postgres user=postgres password={your_password_here} sslmode=require




host= port=24276 dbname=postgres user=postgres password={your_password_here} sslmode=require


host= port=24276 dbname=postgres user=postgres password={your_password_here} sslmode=require


psql "host= port=24276 dbname=postgres user=postgres password={your_password_here} sslmode=require"


dbname='postgres' user='postgres' host='' password='{your_password_here}' port='24276' sslmode='true'


host=; dbname=postgres user=postgres password={your_password_here} port=24276 sslmode=require

Next steps