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postgresql setup connection error

Getting error on setup:

db url: jdbc:postgresql://localhost:5432/confluence

Can't reach database server or port

SQLState - 08001
org.postgresql.util.PSQLException: Connection to localhost:5432 refused. Check that the hostname and port are correct and that the postmaster is accepting TCP/IP connections.


I'm able to connect to db from linux command line.

$psql -U confluenceuser -p 5432 confluence




#local all postgres peer
local all all md5


# "local" is for Unix domain socket connections only
local all all peer
# IPv4 local connections:
host all all md5
host all all md5
# IPv6 local connections:
host all all ::1/128 md5
# Allow replication connections from localhost, by a user with the
# replication privilege.
local replication all peer
host replication all md5
host replication all ::1/128 md5


2 answers

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3 votes
Answer accepted

problem was in postgresql.conf. "md5" was OK. Did not need "trust" in pg_hba.conf.


I had...

listen_addresses = '::'

Now have...

listen_addresses = 'localhost' 


All ok now. Thanks.

AnnWorley Atlassian Team Jul 17, 2018

Thank you for following up to let the Community know the resolution.

Like nanissa likes this

we use Azure postgres paas service , it seemed they can't change the settings for us. we don't want to change the database, any other workaround ?

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AnnWorley Atlassian Team Jul 16, 2018

Hi Mike,

My theory is the authentication method has to be trust instead of md5. There are sample pg_hba.conf file entries in this article: Confluence PostgreSQL JDBC direct connection refused

I look forward to hearing whether the setup wizard can be completed with the PostgreSQL configuration recommended in the article.



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