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Re: Login problem

From: John DeSoi <desoi(at)pgedit(dot)com>
To: Danjel Jungersen <danjel(at)jungersen(dot)dk>
Cc: pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Login problem
Date: 2005-12-18 14:00:00
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On Dec 18, 2005, at 5:44 AM, Danjel Jungersen wrote:

> Below are instructions on how to login without a password, and a
> point in the direction on how to change it, but I keep getting:
> psql: FATAL: User "me" does not exist.
> After some tries I got pass the database does not exist ;-)
> Is there a user that is allways there, or can I see a list somewhere
> ?
> The "postmaster" is mentioned, so I have tried that "root" and
> "Postmaster", no luck...

The default superuser name is "postgres". There is generally a  
default database called template1. In PostgreSQL 8.1 and later, I  
believe the default database name has changed to "postgres" as well.  
So try

psql -U postgres template1


psql -U postgres postgres


John DeSoi, Ph.D.
Power Tools for PostgreSQL

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