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opening postgresql first time

From: Robert Morgan <robert_(at)ihug(dot)co(dot)nz>
To: postgres <pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: opening postgresql first time
Date: 2004-04-28 01:56:53
Message-ID: 408F0F65.8080408@ihug.co.nz (view raw or flat)
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Hi have just installed postgres and tried to open it using: psql 
template1 postgres
and get an error ident authentication failed.

How do I open the dbms to add a user?
Can I do it from the shell?

Bob


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