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Re: adding a superuser

From: "Oliver Elphick" <olly(at)lfix(dot)co(dot)uk>
To: pgsql-docs(at)postgresql(dot)org, pgsql-general(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: adding a superuser
Date: 2001-09-17 15:19:06
Message-ID: 200109171519.f8HFJ6In009155@linda.lfix.co.uk (view raw or flat)
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"Karl Babcock" wrote:
  >I tried that and it says:
  >
  >psql: Peer authentication failed for user 'postgres'
  >createuser: creation of user "root" failed
  >
  >
  >"TeuK" <humpf(at)yahoo(dot)fr> wrote in message
  >news:9o2dhq$gc$1(at)front4m(dot)grolier(dot)fr(dot)(dot)(dot)
  >> I think user root is not known in Postgres user and that's why you want to
  >> add it (;
  >>
  >> try :
  >>
  >> createuser -d -a -U postgres root
  >>
  >> As a rule postgres is running under postgres user account that is a
  >> superuser.
 
It sounds as though you are using a Debian package (peer authentication 
is peculiar to the current Debian release and will disappear again
when 7.2 is released).  The default authentication in Debian is:

  local   all   peer   sameuser

and if that is unchanged, you cannot connect as any user other than your
own Unix login id.  You need to run this command as Unix user 'postgres':

 # su - postgres
 $ createuser -d -a root


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