I installed postgres on my mac running 10.6.8 and I would like to reset the password for the postgres user (I believe this is the super user password) and then restart it.
All the directions I found do not work because I think my user name is not recognized by pg as having authority to change the password. (I am on the admin account of my mac)
Here is what I tried:
Larson-2:~ larson$ psql -U postgres Password for user postgres: psql (9.0.4, server 9.1.2) WARNING: psql version 9.0, server version 9.1. Some psql features might not work. Type "help" for help. postgres=# ALTER USER postgres with password 'mypassword' postgres-# \q
and for restart I did:
Larson-2:~ larson$ su postgres -c 'pg_ctl -D /opt/local/var/db/postgresql84/defaultdb/ restart >
Which didn't work, as the password remained the same as it was before. Can someone provide directions for doing this and for making sure it's recognized by PG?
I went ahead and edited the
pg_hba.conf file located in
/Library/PostgreSQL/9.1/data and set the settings as follows:
# TYPE DATABASE USER 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 # IPv6 local connections: host all all ::1/128 trust
However, like before, the password stayed the same after I changed it. I am not sure what further steps I can take from here.