I have logged into postgresql server using
sudo -u postgres psql
Then I also created a database from within /usr/local/bin directory using the command.
createdb -h localhost -p 5432 -U postgres testdb
When prompted for password, I entered the PostgreSQL admin user password (that I had changed from 'postgres' to 'upendra').
When I do
When I connect to testdb from within the postgres prompt, I am not required to enter the password. the connection is instantaneous.
However, when I try to connect to this database from the terminal using
psql -h localhost -p 5432 postgres testdb
I am required to enter password. Why is it so?Moreover, no matter what password I type it always says that authentication failed. what's the catch?
Also, why does the prompt say password authentication failed for user "testdb". From what I have understood, testdb is the name of the database and not the name of the user. The user name is postgres.