How to Change the PostgreSQL Administrator Password

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There may be a time when you forget your PostgreSQL administrator password. The process below describes how you can log in without a password to change the password of PostgreSQL.

How to Log In to PostgreSQL Without a Password

  1. Search for pg_hba.conf which should be located in C:\Program Files\PostgreSQL\9.3\data
  2. Right click and edit pg_hba.conf using a text editor 

  3. Scroll down the text file and you will see something as described in the screenshot below :
  4. Change the "md5" method to "trust" and save the file as described in the screenshot below:
  5. Login to PostgreSQL using pgAdmin, without a password
  6. From there on you should be able to go to the UI and change the password
  7. Edit pg_hba.conf using a text editor and change "trust" back to "md5"
  8. Password is now changed!


Last modified on Oct 7, 2015

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