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Re: Connect error

From: Bill Moseley <moseley(at)hank(dot)org>
To: Russell Shaw <rjshaw(at)iprimus(dot)com(dot)au>
Cc: pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Connect error
Date: 2004-01-12 15:42:41
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On Tue, Jan 13, 2004 at 02:33:20AM +1100, Russell Shaw wrote:
> Hi,
> I created a database in debian using psql (as database user russell). My 
> php4 script
> can't access it. It reports:
>   Warning: pg_connect(): Unable to connect to PostgreSQL server: FATAL:
>       IDENT authentication failed for user "russell" . in 
>       /home/russell/public_html/hello.php on line 2

I don't know php, but is it (or Apache) running as user russell?  If 
not, then you can't authorize by IDENT.

> I have apache-1.3 running ok. In /etc/postgresql/pg_hba.conf, i
> have "ident sameuser". I can access the database ok from my user
> account using psql. What can i check now?

I added lines to pg_hba.conf for the md5 method.  For example:

local   foo_db     foo_user                                        md5
host    foo_db     foo_user   md5

Bill Moseley

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