I have attempted to set up a read-only user in Postgres, but they are unable to log on. I am unsure the next step to take to solve the problem.
When I try and log on as user XXXX I get an error - psql: FATAL: password authentication failed for user "XXXX"
Looking at the log file I see the following lines:
< 2014-05-20 10:22:24.830 NZST >FATAL: password authentication failed for user "XXXX" < 2014-05-20 10:22:24.830 NZST >DETAIL: Connection matched pg_hba.conf line 104: "host DATABASENAME XXXX 10.0.0.0/8 md5"
I have, of-course, tried resetting the password - multiple times, to no avail. I have tried changing from md5 to password which did not work. Interestingly enough, setting the authentication mechanism to "trust" did work.
I am using Postgres 9.3.
I am unable to delete this user to reset it - I get an error "ERROR: role "XXXX" cannot be dropped because some objects depend on it DETAIL: privileges for database DATABASENAME"
If I create a new user, that new user has no problems connecting to the database. (I duplicated the appropriate line in pg_hba.conf and modified the username of-course)
Issuing the command "grant all on DBNAME to XXXX" does not seem to make any difference.
When I do a \ddp command I get
Default access privileges Owner | Schema | Type | Access privileges ----------+--------+----------+------------------- postgres | public | sequence | XXXX=r/postgres postgres | public | table | XXXX=r/postgres
I'm not entirely sure why this should stop me dropping the user altogether and recreating them - or how to [safely] fix this.
Any insite into what is going on or how to further debug the login problems would be much appreciated.