PgAdmin III fe_sendauth: no password supplied error

If you’ve set up a local unix postgres database that does not have a password, you may be able to connect via the console and your app but run into an error when connecting through PgAdmin3.

If you’ve got your pg_hba.conf correct and are still experiencing issues: try leaving the host field blank in the connection as opposed to using “localhost” or “”. This tells PgAdmin to connect via the local unix socket instead of TCP.

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