Odd - can't explain that. I've just tried creating a new user with the
syntax you used and it worked fine when connecting in afterwards.
The only possible explanation I can think of is a typo when you created the
original password (or CAPS etc) or possibly a difference in the character
set between the command line createuser executable and psql (I'm clutching
at straws though).
I personally avoid the command line utilities and do everything through
psql. Not to say they shouldn't work reliably though.
Glad its working now though!
2010/11/12 Jaromír Kamler <kamler(at)centrum(dot)cz>
> Thanks for reply, that is it. I altered user, set same password and it
> works!!! Why? I can not understand it. My user postgis was created by user
> postgres by command createuser postgis -s -d -P -E and then I typed the same
> pwd like now. I still do not know where was problem. Any ideas? I know that
> it is not much important now, but for better understanding PostgreSQL it is
> good to know.
> Best regards
> Jaromir Kamler
> > Od: "LazyTrek" <lazytrek(at)gmail(dot)com>
> > Komu: Jaromír Kamler <kamler(at)centrum(dot)cz>
> > Datum: 12.11.2010 22:55
> > Předmět: Re: [NOVICE] login error - Warning: pg_connect(): Unable to
> connect to PostgreSQL server: FATAL: password authentication failed for user
> I'm a novice myself so apologies if I'm of no help but I thought I'd try.
> I've just tested your pg_hba.conf with a test database. I hit problems too
> where the user was not set up with a password but the UNIX login would
> obviously still let it login.
> If you're willing to give something else a go, can you use a working method
> to connect to the database and issue the following -
> ALTER USER <user> encrypted password '<password>';
> Then reattempt the localhost connection string.
> Hope you don't mind another novice offering you advice but sometimes it
> just needs a second pair of eyes!
> 2010/11/12 Jaromír Kamler <kamler(at)centrum(dot)cz>
>> quick answer:
>> phppgadmin works, pgAdmin III works, PHP framework CodeIgniter works when
>> i set this $db['default']['hostname'] = ""; but when I set localhost, there
>> is problem.
>> Jaromir Kamler
>> > Od: "LazyTrek" <lazytrek(at)gmail(dot)com>
>> > Komu: Jaromír Kamler <kamler(at)centrum(dot)cz>
>> > Datum: 12.11.2010 22:24
>> > Předmět: Re: [NOVICE] login error - Warning: pg_connect(): Unable to
>> connect to PostgreSQL server: FATAL: password authentication failed for user
>> Just a quick obvious check - can you ping localhost?
>> 2010/11/12 Jaromír Kamler <kamler(at)centrum(dot)cz>
>>> Hi guys,
>>> I am trying connect to Postgres by PHP. I have this PHP code:
>>> But web browser writes this error:
>>> Warning: pg_connect(): Unable to connect to PostgreSQL server: FATAL:
>>> password authentication failed for user "***" FATAL: password
>>> authentication failed for user "***" in /var/www/test/index.php on line 6
>>> Warning: pg_last_error(): No PostgreSQL link opened yet in
>>> /var/www/test/index.php on line 7 Could not connect:
>>> Main problem is that I have bad authentication for my user. In my
>>> pg_hba.conf is this:
>>> # Database administrative login by UNIX sockets
>>> local all postgres ident
>>> # TYPE DATABASE USER CIDR-ADDRESS METHOD
>>> # "local" is for Unix domain socket connections only
>>> local all all trust
>>> # IPv4 local connections:
>>> host all all 127.0.0.1/32 trust
>>> host all all 0.0.0.0/0 md5
>>> hostssl all all 0.0.0.0/0 md5
>>> hostnossl all all 0.0.0.0/0 md5
>>> # IPv6 local connections:
>>> host all all ::1/128 md5
>>> And in postgresql.conf I set listen_addresses = "*"
>>> When I delete in PHP script in pg_connect host="localhost", then all
>>> works fine, because I use UNIX domain socket (I am thinging ...), but when I
>>> use "normal" connection, it is wrong. Interesting is that phppgadmin works
>>> fine ... .
>>> So, question is what I do wrong. I thing that I have mistake in
>>> pg_hba.conf, but I am blind. I have postgresql-8.4
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