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Re: postgresql database password

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Reed Kempf <rkempf(at)gmail(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: postgresql database password
Date: 2005-11-12 17:40:53
Message-ID: 28420.1131817253@sss.pgh.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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Reed Kempf <rkempf(at)gmail(dot)com> writes:
> I read that the -W prompts for a password. I give the password test which I
> set up when I created the user test and it let me in. The problem is I also
> run the same command line login and didn't specify a password.
> Am I missing something with authentication, perhaps a config file setting.

Yup.  Password authentication is not the default, you need to adjust
pg_hba.conf if you want to use it.  See "Client Authentication" in the
manual.

			regards, tom lane

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