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Re: pgsql initial superuser

From: Gémes Géza <geza(at)kzsdabas(dot)sulinet(dot)hu>
To: Pedro Almeida <niker(at)netvisao(dot)pt>
Cc: pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: pgsql initial superuser
Date: 2004-02-16 19:48:23
Message-ID: 40311E87.4090701@kzsdabas.sulinet.hu (view raw or flat)
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Pedro Almeida írta:
| kaolin fire wrote:
|
|> try user 'pgsql' :) that's the default initially created superuser, no
|> password (it would be good to give it one).
|>
|> -kaolin fire
|> -http://erif.org/code/fallingup/ for a 'spin' on tetris
|>
|>
| That was a quick response :-)
|
| using a clean pg_hba.conf file (no user lines added), this is what
| happened:
|
| *******
| ~# createuser -Upgsql
| Enter name of user to add: blabla
| Shall the new user be allowed to create databases? (y/n) n
| Shall the new user be allowed to create more new users? (y/n) n
| psql: FATAL:  IDENT authentication failed for user "pgsql"
|
| createuser: creation of user "blabla" failed
| *******
|
| What am I doing wrong ?
|
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Add a line:
local  all     all     ident   sameuser
to your pg_hba.conf
restart postgresql
find out under what userid is your postgresql running typicaly it would
be postgres, I'll supose that it is postgres:
su postgres
and do whatever you like with your database cluster.
Because of this I would suggest as a first step to do:
psql template1
SQL commands follow:
ALTER USER postgres password='SomeReallyBigSecretHere' ;

Hope it helps.

Cheers,

Geza
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