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Re: Ident authentication failed without su to user

From: Andreas Seltenreich <andreas+pg(at)gate450(dot)dyndns(dot)org>
To: "James A(dot) Bowery" <jabowery(at)laboratoryofthestates(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Ident authentication failed without su to user
Date: 2006-02-18 11:01:13
Message-ID: 87r761q6bq.fsf@gate450.dyndns.org (view raw or flat)
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James A. Bowery writes:

> I've created a database "bugs" and a user "bugs" (postgresql user as
> well as unix) and even made user "bugs" not require a password but I
> still get this:
> [root(at)marathon bugzilla-2.20]# psql bugs bugs
> psql: FATAL:  Ident authentication failed for user "bugs"
> ...
> but if I
> [root(at)marathon bugzilla-2.20]# su bugs
> [bugs(at)marathon bugzilla-2.20]$ psql bugs bugs
[...]
> it works.  any ideas why?

That's a how the ident method is supposed to work:
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ident>

If you want neither ident nor password authentication, you can either
use the trust method, or set up SSL client certificates.

<http://www.postgresql.org/docs/8.1/static/client-authentication.html>
<http://www.postgresql.org/docs/8.1/static/ssl-tcp.html>

regards,
Andreas
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