Django setting : psycopg2.OperationalError: FATAL: Peer authentication failed for user "indivo"


Question

I am getting problem in Django project setting with POSTGRESQL.

Here is my setting.py database setting

DATABASES = {
    'default':{
        'ENGINE':'django.db.backends.postgresql_psycopg2', # '.postgresql_psycopg2', '.mysql', or '.oracle'
        'NAME':'indivo', # Required to be non-empty string
        'USER':'indivo', # Required to be non-empty string
        'PASSWORD':'ritvik',
        'HOST':'', # Set to empty string for localhost.
        'PORT':'', # Set to empty string for default.
        },
}

Now in postgres backend what I have done is .

rohit@rohit-desktop:~$ sudo su - postgres
postgres@rohit-desktop:~$ createuser --superuser indivo   # create a super user indivo
postgres@rohit-desktop:~$ psql  # open psql terminal 
psql (9.1.8)
Type "help" for help.

postgres=# \password indivo  # set the password ritvik
Enter new password: 
Enter it again: 
postgres=# \q   #logout 
postgres@rohit-desktop:~$ createdb -U indivo -O indivo indivo  #create db indivo 

Unfortunately when i am trying to syncdb I am getting the error .

psycopg2.OperationalError: FATAL:  Peer authentication failed for user "indivo"

Please help me out what might I am doing wrong here .

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1/23/2015 4:22:13 PM

I have similar problem and solved it with this answer by adding localhost to the database HOST settings in settings.py, so your database settings should look like this:

DATABASES = {
    'default':{
        'ENGINE':'django.db.backends.postgresql_psycopg2', # '.postgresql_psycopg2', '.mysql', or '.oracle'
        'NAME':'indivo', # Required to be non-empty string
        'USER':'indivo', # Required to be non-empty string
        'PASSWORD':'ritvik',
        'HOST':'localhost', # <- Changed from empty string to localhost
        'PORT':'', # Set to empty string for default.
        },
}
45
7/18/2019 8:49:14 PM

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