Setup Database Failed

I'm just about to install confluence the first time on a windows 2003 server.

i installed Postgresql 9.0.7 successfully and created a db called confluence with a new user called admin.

in the setup process i select - direct jdbc connection and then

Driver Class Name: org.postgresql.Driver

Database URL: jdbc:postgresql://localhost:5432/confluence

Username: admin

this results in the following error:

Configuring the database failed. Couldnt create database schema.

org.postgresql.util.PSQLException: FATAL: Passwort-Authentifizierung für Benutzer admin fehlgeschlagen

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I assume that this means: "Password authentication failed for user admin".


1) Either your password is incorrect

2) Or postgres is actively denying auth with username / password on the server side.

You need to check you pg_hba.conf file and see if you allow users to connect on your postgres instance.

Thanks for your awnser... i reinstalled postgresql and authenticated only postgre as Admin. And this worked!




i got an similar error. In my case it's "FATAL: Ident-Authentifizierung ...". Maybe it's different because of the translation to german. But its seems to be an other error.

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