How to resolve ident authentication errors in PostgreSQL

There can be Ident authentication errors in PostgreSQL while connecting with psycopg2 module, hese errors can be resolved with below steps.

  • navigate to "pg_hba.conf".
  • edit pg_hba.conf with entires show in updated entries below(path may be different according to pgsql version) sudo vi /var/lib/pgsql/12/data/pg_hba.conf
    • Initial entry(this was the default setting, change this to as shown in updated entry):
    • Updated entry

  • restart the postgres server.

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