Setting password for PostgreSQL

After a standard installation of PostgreSQL on Debian linux, there is no password set for the default user postgres. You can set the password by login in as postgres user. If you are root, just type in that:

su postgres

Than you can start the postgres client:

psql

And now execute this command here to set up a password for user postgres.

ALTER USER Postgres WITH PASSWORD '<password>';

That’s it.

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