[GRASSLIST:3475] authentication type

Sabine Grabner csab7771 at uibk.ac.at
Mon May 24 10:00:30 EDT 2004

when i did some exercises to get data from my postgresql database i had the 
following line in my pg_hba.conf 
host    all         postgres    IP     IP     trust 
this was only for test-purposes on my local machine. the next step would be to 
change 'trust', as this is not a clever solution. but 'trust' seems to be the 
only authentication type working as i got this message: 
DBMI-Postgres driver error: 
cannot get user/password 
GRASS 5.7.-cvs:~/diss/grassdata > v.in.db driver=pg    \ 
  database="host=IP,dbname=test,user=postgres" table=station x="x(location)" \ 
  y="y(location)" z="z(location)"  key=station_id output=meteostatio 
WARNING: Cannot open database 'host=IP,dbname=test,user=postgres' 
ERROR: Cannot open database $GISDBASE/$LOCATION_NAME/$MAPSET/dbf/ by driver 
from the tutorial i got the following message: 
#create new PostgreSQL user (warning, we don't use a passowrd here!) 
but who can work with this recommendation? 
does anyone have an advice? 
thanks a lot, sabine 

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