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Re: Starting postgres with a password

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Doug Silver <dsilver(at)urchin(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Starting postgres with a password
Date: 2003-04-24 23:59:35
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Doug Silver <dsilver(at)urchin(dot)com> writes:
> I've searched around but didn't see this answered (at least in the first 100 
> answers!).  If the postgres user has a password (in Postgres, not the system)
> *and* the hba_conf file does not trust the host but requires a 
> password, how can you start up Postgresql?

The postmaster doesn't need a password to start.  If it can access the
data directory it figures you're authorized to start it.

			regards, tom lane

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