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Re: postgresql db account

From: Sean Davis <sdavis2(at)mail(dot)nih(dot)gov>
To: Ray Stell <stellr(at)cns(dot)vt(dot)edu>
Cc: pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org, Richard Broersma Jr <rabroersma(at)yahoo(dot)com>
Subject: Re: postgresql db account
Date: 2006-10-05 12:21:04
Message-ID: 200610050821.04858.sdavis2@mail.nih.gov (view raw or flat)
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On Thursday 05 October 2006 08:17, Ray Stell wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 05, 2006 at 08:06:06AM -0400, Sean Davis wrote:
> > On Thursday 05 October 2006 07:47, Ray Stell wrote:
> > > If I change the challange method to md5, I have to know the passwd.
> > > So, are you saying that it is good practice to leave local connections
> > > as trust?  This doesn't seem right to me.  I either have to set the
> > > pw or leave it as trust.
> >
> > The idea of trust on the local machine is that every user on the local
> > machine is allowed direct access to the database, which is a convenience
> > mechanism. If that doesn't meet your needs, then by all means, feel free
> > to set up whatever security you like.  I tend to leave the local machine
> > (to which I am the only person with access) as trust for convenience, but
> > all other machines use md5.
>
> Thanks, again, someone said there was no pw on the account, but if I set
> local md5 I am prompted for a pw.  Enter doesn't let you in.  Is the
> default known?  Is there an issue with reseting the pw to a known value?

If you don't remember it, set up to use trust on the local machine, log in, 
and then change the password.  

http://www.postgresql.org/docs/8.1/interactive/sql-alteruser.html

Then change back to some other authen method.

Sean

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