OperationalError: (psycopg2.OperationalError) FATAL: no pg_hba.conf entry for host "[local]", user "user", database "indico", SSL off

All was good inside my dev Ubuntu Desktop env, but after I started fiddling around with PostgreSQL (likely after trying to add entries in the pg_hba.conf file, so that I can access PostgreSQL from outside the VM box), I started getting the following error when trying to browse to localhost:8000 (Indico) :frowning:

sqlalchemy.exc.OperationalError

OperationalError: (psycopg2.OperationalError) FATAL: no pg_hba.conf entry for host “[local]”, user “user”, database “indico”, SSL off

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/home/user/dev/indico/env/lib/python2.7/site-packages/flask/app.py", line 2463, in __call__
    return self.wsgi_app(environ, start_response)
  File "/home/user/dev/indico/env/lib/python2.7/site-packages/flask/app.py", line 2449, in wsgi_app
    response = self.handle_exception(e)
  File "/home/user/dev/indico/env/lib/python2.7/site-packages/flask/app.py", line 1866, in handle_exception
    reraise(exc_type, exc_value, tb)
  File "/home/user/dev/indico/env/lib/python2.7/site-packages/flask/app.py", line 2446, in wsgi_app
    response = self.full_dispatch_request()
  File "/home/user/dev/indico/env/lib/python2.7/site-packages/flask/app.py", line 1951, in full_dispatch_request
    rv = self.handle_user_exception(e)
  File "/home/user/dev/indico/env/lib/python2.7/site-packages/flask/app.py", line 1821, in handle_user_exception
    return handler(e)
  File "/home/user/dev/indico/src/indico/web/flask/errors.py", line 91, in handle_databaseerror
    return handle_exception(exc, _('There was a database error while processing your request.'))
  File "/home/user/dev/indico/env/lib/python2.7/site-packages/flask/app.py", line 1947, in full_dispatch_request
    rv = self.preprocess_request()
  File "/home/user/dev/indico/env/lib/python2.7/site-packages/flask/app.py", line 2241, in preprocess_request
    rv = func()
  File "/home/user/dev/indico/src/indico/modules/categories/blueprint.py", line 100, in _redirect_to_bootstrap
    not User.query.filter_by(is_system=False).has_rows()):
  File "/home/user/dev/indico/src/indico/core/db/sqlalchemy/util/models.py", line 60, in has_rows
    return self.session.query(self.enable_eagerloads(False).exists()).scalar()
  File "/home/user/dev/indico/env/lib/python2.7/site-packages/sqlalchemy/orm/query.py", line 3312, in scalar
    ret = self.one()
  File "/home/user/dev/indico/env/lib/python2.7/site-packages/sqlalchemy/orm/query.py", line 3282, in one
    ret = self.one_or_none()
  File "/home/user/dev/indico/env/lib/python2.7/site-packages/sqlalchemy/orm/query.py", line 3251, in one_or_none
    ret = list(self)
  File "/home/user/dev/indico/env/lib/python2.7/site-packages/sqlalchemy/orm/query.py", line 3324, in __iter__
    return self._execute_and_instances(context)
  File "/home/user/dev/indico/env/lib/python2.7/site-packages/sqlalchemy/orm/query.py", line 3346, in _execute_and_instances
    querycontext, self._connection_from_session, close_with_result=True
  File "/home/user/dev/indico/env/lib/python2.7/site-packages/sqlalchemy/orm/query.py", line 3361, in _get_bind_args
    mapper=self._bind_mapper(), clause=querycontext.statement, **kw
  File "/home/user/dev/indico/env/lib/python2.7/site-packages/sqlalchemy/orm/query.py", line 3339, in _connection_from_session
    conn = self.session.connection(**kw)
  File "/home/user/dev/indico/env/lib/python2.7/site-packages/sqlalchemy/orm/session.py", line 1124, in connection
    execution_options=execution_options,
  File "/home/user/dev/indico/env/lib/python2.7/site-packages/sqlalchemy/orm/session.py", line 1130, in _connection_for_bind
    engine, execution_options
  File "/home/user/dev/indico/env/lib/python2.7/site-packages/sqlalchemy/orm/session.py", line 431, in _connection_for_bind
    conn = bind._contextual_connect()
  File "/home/user/dev/indico/env/lib/python2.7/site-packages/sqlalchemy/engine/base.py", line 2226, in _contextual_connect
    self._wrap_pool_connect(self.pool.connect, None),
  File "/home/user/dev/indico/env/lib/python2.7/site-packages/sqlalchemy/engine/base.py", line 2266, in _wrap_pool_connect
    e, dialect, self
  File "/home/user/dev/indico/env/lib/python2.7/site-packages/sqlalchemy/engine/base.py", line 1536, in _handle_dbapi_exception_noconnection
    util.raise_from_cause(sqlalchemy_exception, exc_info)
  File "/home/user/dev/indico/env/lib/python2.7/site-packages/sqlalchemy/util/compat.py", line 399, in raise_from_cause
    reraise(type(exception), exception, tb=exc_tb, cause=cause)
  File "/home/user/dev/indico/env/lib/python2.7/site-packages/sqlalchemy/engine/base.py", line 2262, in _wrap_pool_connect
    return fn()
  File "/home/user/dev/indico/env/lib/python2.7/site-packages/sqlalchemy/pool/base.py", line 363, in connect
    return _ConnectionFairy._checkout(self)
  File "/home/user/dev/indico/env/lib/python2.7/site-packages/sqlalchemy/pool/base.py", line 760, in _checkout
    fairy = _ConnectionRecord.checkout(pool)
  File "/home/user/dev/indico/env/lib/python2.7/site-packages/sqlalchemy/pool/base.py", line 492, in checkout
    rec = pool._do_get()
  File "/home/user/dev/indico/env/lib/python2.7/site-packages/sqlalchemy/pool/impl.py", line 139, in _do_get
    self._dec_overflow()
  File "/home/user/dev/indico/env/lib/python2.7/site-packages/sqlalchemy/util/langhelpers.py", line 68, in __exit__
    compat.reraise(exc_type, exc_value, exc_tb)
  File "/home/user/dev/indico/env/lib/python2.7/site-packages/sqlalchemy/pool/impl.py", line 136, in _do_get
    return self._create_connection()
  File "/home/user/dev/indico/env/lib/python2.7/site-packages/sqlalchemy/pool/base.py", line 308, in _create_connection
    return _ConnectionRecord(self)
  File "/home/user/dev/indico/env/lib/python2.7/site-packages/sqlalchemy/pool/base.py", line 437, in __init__
    self.__connect(first_connect_check=True)
  File "/home/user/dev/indico/env/lib/python2.7/site-packages/sqlalchemy/pool/base.py", line 639, in __connect
    connection = pool._invoke_creator(self)
  File "/home/user/dev/indico/env/lib/python2.7/site-packages/sqlalchemy/engine/strategies.py", line 114, in connect
    return dialect.connect(*cargs, **cparams)
  File "/home/user/dev/indico/env/lib/python2.7/site-packages/sqlalchemy/engine/default.py", line 451, in connect
    return self.dbapi.connect(*cargs, **cparams)
  File "/home/user/dev/indico/env/lib/python2.7/site-packages/psycopg2/__init__.py", line 126, in connect
    conn = _connect(dsn, connection_factory=connection_factory, **kwasync)
OperationalError: (psycopg2.OperationalError) FATAL:  no pg_hba.conf entry for host "[local]", user "user", database "indico", SSL off

(Background on this error at: http://sqlalche.me/e/e3q8)

While this is outside the scope of indico, we can still help you if you shared your actual configs :wink:

/etc/postgresql/11/main/pg_hba.conf:

local all indico trust

/etc/postgresql/11/main/postgresql.conf:

# -----------------------------
# PostgreSQL configuration file
# -----------------------------
#
# This file consists of lines of the form:
#
#   name = value
#
# (The "=" is optional.)  Whitespace may be used.  Comments are introduced with
# "#" anywhere on a line.  The complete list of parameter names and allowed
# values can be found in the PostgreSQL documentation.
#
# The commented-out settings shown in this file represent the default values.
# Re-commenting a setting is NOT sufficient to revert it to the default value;
# you need to reload the server.
#
# This file is read on server startup and when the server receives a SIGHUP
# signal.  If you edit the file on a running system, you have to SIGHUP the
# server for the changes to take effect, run "pg_ctl reload", or execute
# "SELECT pg_reload_conf()".  Some parameters, which are marked below,
# require a server shutdown and restart to take effect.
#
# Any parameter can also be given as a command-line option to the server, e.g.,
# "postgres -c log_connections=on".  Some parameters can be changed at run time
# with the "SET" SQL command.
#
# Memory units:  kB = kilobytes        Time units:  ms  = milliseconds
#                MB = megabytes                     s   = seconds
#                GB = gigabytes                     min = minutes
#                TB = terabytes                     h   = hours
#                                                   d   = days


#------------------------------------------------------------------------------
# FILE LOCATIONS
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------

# The default values of these variables are driven from the -D command-line
# option or PGDATA environment variable, represented here as ConfigDir.

data_directory = '/var/lib/postgresql/11/main'		# use data in another directory
					# (change requires restart)
hba_file = '/etc/postgresql/11/main/pg_hba.conf'	# host-based authentication file
					# (change requires restart)
ident_file = '/etc/postgresql/11/main/pg_ident.conf'	# ident configuration file
					# (change requires restart)

# If external_pid_file is not explicitly set, no extra PID file is written.
external_pid_file = '/var/run/postgresql/11-main.pid'			# write an extra PID file
					# (change requires restart)


#------------------------------------------------------------------------------
# CONNECTIONS AND AUTHENTICATION
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------

# - Connection Settings -

listen_addresses = '*'		# what IP address(es) to listen on;
					# comma-separated list of addresses;
					# defaults to 'localhost'; use '*' for all
					# (change requires restart)
port = 5432				# (change requires restart)
max_connections = 100			# (change requires restart)
#superuser_reserved_connections = 3	# (change requires restart)
unix_socket_directories = '/var/run/postgresql'	# comma-separated list of directories
					# (change requires restart)
#unix_socket_group = ''			# (change requires restart)
#unix_socket_permissions = 0777		# begin with 0 to use octal notation
					# (change requires restart)
#bonjour = off				# advertise server via Bonjour
					# (change requires restart)
#bonjour_name = ''			# defaults to the computer name
					# (change requires restart)

# - TCP Keepalives -
# see "man 7 tcp" for details

#tcp_keepalives_idle = 0		# TCP_KEEPIDLE, in seconds;
					# 0 selects the system default
#tcp_keepalives_interval = 0		# TCP_KEEPINTVL, in seconds;
					# 0 selects the system default
#tcp_keepalives_count = 0		# TCP_KEEPCNT;
					# 0 selects the system default

# - Authentication -

#authentication_timeout = 1min		# 1s-600s
#password_encryption = md5		# md5 or scram-sha-256
#db_user_namespace = off

# GSSAPI using Kerberos
#krb_server_keyfile = ''
#krb_caseins_users = off

# - SSL -

ssl = on
#ssl_ca_file = ''
ssl_cert_file = '/etc/ssl/certs/ssl-cert-snakeoil.pem'
#ssl_crl_file = ''
ssl_key_file = '/etc/ssl/private/ssl-cert-snakeoil.key'
#ssl_ciphers = 'HIGH:MEDIUM:+3DES:!aNULL' # allowed SSL ciphers
#ssl_prefer_server_ciphers = on
#ssl_ecdh_curve = 'prime256v1'
#ssl_dh_params_file = ''
#ssl_passphrase_command = ''
#ssl_passphrase_command_supports_reload = off


#------------------------------------------------------------------------------
# RESOURCE USAGE (except WAL)
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------

# - Memory -

shared_buffers = 128MB			# min 128kB
					# (change requires restart)
#huge_pages = try			# on, off, or try
					# (change requires restart)
#temp_buffers = 8MB			# min 800kB
#max_prepared_transactions = 0		# zero disables the feature
					# (change requires restart)
# Caution: it is not advisable to set max_prepared_transactions nonzero unless
# you actively intend to use prepared transactions.
#work_mem = 4MB				# min 64kB
#maintenance_work_mem = 64MB		# min 1MB
#autovacuum_work_mem = -1		# min 1MB, or -1 to use maintenance_work_mem
#max_stack_depth = 2MB			# min 100kB
dynamic_shared_memory_type = posix	# the default is the first option
					# supported by the operating system:
					#   posix
					#   sysv
					#   windows
					#   mmap
					# use none to disable dynamic shared memory
					# (change requires restart)

# - Disk -

#temp_file_limit = -1			# limits per-process temp file space
					# in kB, or -1 for no limit

# - Kernel Resources -

#max_files_per_process = 1000		# min 25
					# (change requires restart)

# - Cost-Based Vacuum Delay -

#vacuum_cost_delay = 0			# 0-100 milliseconds
#vacuum_cost_page_hit = 1		# 0-10000 credits
#vacuum_cost_page_miss = 10		# 0-10000 credits
#vacuum_cost_page_dirty = 20		# 0-10000 credits
#vacuum_cost_limit = 200		# 1-10000 credits

# - Background Writer -

#bgwriter_delay = 200ms			# 10-10000ms between rounds
#bgwriter_lru_maxpages = 100		# max buffers written/round, 0 disables
#bgwriter_lru_multiplier = 2.0		# 0-10.0 multiplier on buffers scanned/round
#bgwriter_flush_after = 512kB		# measured in pages, 0 disables

# - Asynchronous Behavior -

#effective_io_concurrency = 1		# 1-1000; 0 disables prefetching
#max_worker_processes = 8		# (change requires restart)
#max_parallel_maintenance_workers = 2	# taken from max_parallel_workers
#max_parallel_workers_per_gather = 2	# taken from max_parallel_workers
#parallel_leader_participation = on
#max_parallel_workers = 8		# maximum number of max_worker_processes that
					# can be used in parallel operations
#old_snapshot_threshold = -1		# 1min-60d; -1 disables; 0 is immediate
					# (change requires restart)
#backend_flush_after = 0		# measured in pages, 0 disables


#------------------------------------------------------------------------------
# WRITE-AHEAD LOG
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------

# - Settings -

#wal_level = replica			# minimal, replica, or logical
					# (change requires restart)
#fsync = on				# flush data to disk for crash safety
					# (turning this off can cause
					# unrecoverable data corruption)
#synchronous_commit = on		# synchronization level;
					# off, local, remote_write, remote_apply, or on
#wal_sync_method = fsync		# the default is the first option
					# supported by the operating system:
					#   open_datasync
					#   fdatasync (default on Linux)
					#   fsync
					#   fsync_writethrough
					#   open_sync
#full_page_writes = on			# recover from partial page writes
#wal_compression = off			# enable compression of full-page writes
#wal_log_hints = off			# also do full page writes of non-critical updates
					# (change requires restart)
#wal_buffers = -1			# min 32kB, -1 sets based on shared_buffers
					# (change requires restart)
#wal_writer_delay = 200ms		# 1-10000 milliseconds
#wal_writer_flush_after = 1MB		# measured in pages, 0 disables

#commit_delay = 0			# range 0-100000, in microseconds
#commit_siblings = 5			# range 1-1000

# - Checkpoints -

#checkpoint_timeout = 5min		# range 30s-1d
max_wal_size = 1GB
min_wal_size = 80MB
#checkpoint_completion_target = 0.5	# checkpoint target duration, 0.0 - 1.0
#checkpoint_flush_after = 256kB		# measured in pages, 0 disables
#checkpoint_warning = 30s		# 0 disables

# - Archiving -

#archive_mode = off		# enables archiving; off, on, or always
				# (change requires restart)
#archive_command = ''		# command to use to archive a logfile segment
				# placeholders: %p = path of file to archive
				#               %f = file name only
				# e.g. 'test ! -f /mnt/server/archivedir/%f && cp %p /mnt/server/archivedir/%f'
#archive_timeout = 0		# force a logfile segment switch after this
				# number of seconds; 0 disables


#------------------------------------------------------------------------------
# REPLICATION
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------

# - Sending Servers -

# Set these on the master and on any standby that will send replication data.

#max_wal_senders = 10		# max number of walsender processes
				# (change requires restart)
#wal_keep_segments = 0		# in logfile segments; 0 disables
#wal_sender_timeout = 60s	# in milliseconds; 0 disables

#max_replication_slots = 10	# max number of replication slots
				# (change requires restart)
#track_commit_timestamp = off	# collect timestamp of transaction commit
				# (change requires restart)

# - Master Server -

# These settings are ignored on a standby server.

#synchronous_standby_names = ''	# standby servers that provide sync rep
				# method to choose sync standbys, number of sync standbys,
				# and comma-separated list of application_name
				# from standby(s); '*' = all
#vacuum_defer_cleanup_age = 0	# number of xacts by which cleanup is delayed

# - Standby Servers -

# These settings are ignored on a master server.

#hot_standby = on			# "off" disallows queries during recovery
					# (change requires restart)
#max_standby_archive_delay = 30s	# max delay before canceling queries
					# when reading WAL from archive;
					# -1 allows indefinite delay
#max_standby_streaming_delay = 30s	# max delay before canceling queries
					# when reading streaming WAL;
					# -1 allows indefinite delay
#wal_receiver_status_interval = 10s	# send replies at least this often
					# 0 disables
#hot_standby_feedback = off		# send info from standby to prevent
					# query conflicts
#wal_receiver_timeout = 60s		# time that receiver waits for
					# communication from master
					# in milliseconds; 0 disables
#wal_retrieve_retry_interval = 5s	# time to wait before retrying to
					# retrieve WAL after a failed attempt

# - Subscribers -

# These settings are ignored on a publisher.

#max_logical_replication_workers = 4	# taken from max_worker_processes
					# (change requires restart)
#max_sync_workers_per_subscription = 2	# taken from max_logical_replication_workers


#------------------------------------------------------------------------------
# QUERY TUNING
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------

# - Planner Method Configuration -

#enable_bitmapscan = on
#enable_hashagg = on
#enable_hashjoin = on
#enable_indexscan = on
#enable_indexonlyscan = on
#enable_material = on
#enable_mergejoin = on
#enable_nestloop = on
#enable_parallel_append = on
#enable_seqscan = on
#enable_sort = on
#enable_tidscan = on
#enable_partitionwise_join = off
#enable_partitionwise_aggregate = off
#enable_parallel_hash = on
#enable_partition_pruning = on

# - Planner Cost Constants -

#seq_page_cost = 1.0			# measured on an arbitrary scale
#random_page_cost = 4.0			# same scale as above
#cpu_tuple_cost = 0.01			# same scale as above
#cpu_index_tuple_cost = 0.005		# same scale as above
#cpu_operator_cost = 0.0025		# same scale as above
#parallel_tuple_cost = 0.1		# same scale as above
#parallel_setup_cost = 1000.0	# same scale as above

#jit_above_cost = 100000		# perform JIT compilation if available
					# and query more expensive than this;
					# -1 disables
#jit_inline_above_cost = 500000		# inline small functions if query is
					# more expensive than this; -1 disables
#jit_optimize_above_cost = 500000	# use expensive JIT optimizations if
					# query is more expensive than this;
					# -1 disables

#min_parallel_table_scan_size = 8MB
#min_parallel_index_scan_size = 512kB
#effective_cache_size = 4GB

# - Genetic Query Optimizer -

#geqo = on
#geqo_threshold = 12
#geqo_effort = 5			# range 1-10
#geqo_pool_size = 0			# selects default based on effort
#geqo_generations = 0			# selects default based on effort
#geqo_selection_bias = 2.0		# range 1.5-2.0
#geqo_seed = 0.0			# range 0.0-1.0

# - Other Planner Options -

#default_statistics_target = 100	# range 1-10000
#constraint_exclusion = partition	# on, off, or partition
#cursor_tuple_fraction = 0.1		# range 0.0-1.0
#from_collapse_limit = 8
#join_collapse_limit = 8		# 1 disables collapsing of explicit
					# JOIN clauses
#force_parallel_mode = off
#jit = off				# allow JIT compilation


#------------------------------------------------------------------------------
# REPORTING AND LOGGING
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------

# - Where to Log -

#log_destination = 'stderr'		# Valid values are combinations of
					# stderr, csvlog, syslog, and eventlog,
					# depending on platform.  csvlog
					# requires logging_collector to be on.

# This is used when logging to stderr:
#logging_collector = off		# Enable capturing of stderr and csvlog
					# into log files. Required to be on for
					# csvlogs.
					# (change requires restart)

# These are only used if logging_collector is on:
#log_directory = 'log'			# directory where log files are written,
					# can be absolute or relative to PGDATA
#log_filename = 'postgresql-%Y-%m-%d_%H%M%S.log'	# log file name pattern,
					# can include strftime() escapes
#log_file_mode = 0600			# creation mode for log files,
					# begin with 0 to use octal notation
#log_truncate_on_rotation = off		# If on, an existing log file with the
					# same name as the new log file will be
					# truncated rather than appended to.
					# But such truncation only occurs on
					# time-driven rotation, not on restarts
					# or size-driven rotation.  Default is
					# off, meaning append to existing files
					# in all cases.
#log_rotation_age = 1d			# Automatic rotation of logfiles will
					# happen after that time.  0 disables.
#log_rotation_size = 10MB		# Automatic rotation of logfiles will
					# happen after that much log output.
					# 0 disables.

# These are relevant when logging to syslog:
#syslog_facility = 'LOCAL0'
#syslog_ident = 'postgres'
#syslog_sequence_numbers = on
#syslog_split_messages = on

# This is only relevant when logging to eventlog (win32):
# (change requires restart)
#event_source = 'PostgreSQL'

# - When to Log -

#log_min_messages = warning		# values in order of decreasing detail:
					#   debug5
					#   debug4
					#   debug3
					#   debug2
					#   debug1
					#   info
					#   notice
					#   warning
					#   error
					#   log
					#   fatal
					#   panic

#log_min_error_statement = error	# values in order of decreasing detail:
					#   debug5
					#   debug4
					#   debug3
					#   debug2
					#   debug1
					#   info
					#   notice
					#   warning
					#   error
					#   log
					#   fatal
					#   panic (effectively off)

#log_min_duration_statement = -1	# -1 is disabled, 0 logs all statements
					# and their durations, > 0 logs only
					# statements running at least this number
					# of milliseconds


# - What to Log -

#debug_print_parse = off
#debug_print_rewritten = off
#debug_print_plan = off
#debug_pretty_print = on
#log_checkpoints = off
#log_connections = off
#log_disconnections = off
#log_duration = off
#log_error_verbosity = default		# terse, default, or verbose messages
#log_hostname = off
log_line_prefix = '%m [%p] %q%u@%d '		# special values:
					#   %a = application name
					#   %u = user name
					#   %d = database name
					#   %r = remote host and port
					#   %h = remote host
					#   %p = process ID
					#   %t = timestamp without milliseconds
					#   %m = timestamp with milliseconds
					#   %n = timestamp with milliseconds (as a Unix epoch)
					#   %i = command tag
					#   %e = SQL state
					#   %c = session ID
					#   %l = session line number
					#   %s = session start timestamp
					#   %v = virtual transaction ID
					#   %x = transaction ID (0 if none)
					#   %q = stop here in non-session
					#        processes
					#   %% = '%'
					# e.g. '<%u%%%d> '
#log_lock_waits = off			# log lock waits >= deadlock_timeout
#log_statement = 'none'			# none, ddl, mod, all
#log_replication_commands = off
#log_temp_files = -1			# log temporary files equal or larger
					# than the specified size in kilobytes;
					# -1 disables, 0 logs all temp files
log_timezone = 'Europe/Sofia'

#------------------------------------------------------------------------------
# PROCESS TITLE
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------

cluster_name = '11/main'			# added to process titles if nonempty
					# (change requires restart)
#update_process_title = on


#------------------------------------------------------------------------------
# STATISTICS
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------

# - Query and Index Statistics Collector -

#track_activities = on
#track_counts = on
#track_io_timing = off
#track_functions = none			# none, pl, all
#track_activity_query_size = 1024	# (change requires restart)
stats_temp_directory = '/var/run/postgresql/11-main.pg_stat_tmp'


# - Monitoring -

#log_parser_stats = off
#log_planner_stats = off
#log_executor_stats = off
#log_statement_stats = off


#------------------------------------------------------------------------------
# AUTOVACUUM
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------

#autovacuum = on			# Enable autovacuum subprocess?  'on'
					# requires track_counts to also be on.
#log_autovacuum_min_duration = -1	# -1 disables, 0 logs all actions and
					# their durations, > 0 logs only
					# actions running at least this number
					# of milliseconds.
#autovacuum_max_workers = 3		# max number of autovacuum subprocesses
					# (change requires restart)
#autovacuum_naptime = 1min		# time between autovacuum runs
#autovacuum_vacuum_threshold = 50	# min number of row updates before
					# vacuum
#autovacuum_analyze_threshold = 50	# min number of row updates before
					# analyze
#autovacuum_vacuum_scale_factor = 0.2	# fraction of table size before vacuum
#autovacuum_analyze_scale_factor = 0.1	# fraction of table size before analyze
#autovacuum_freeze_max_age = 200000000	# maximum XID age before forced vacuum
					# (change requires restart)
#autovacuum_multixact_freeze_max_age = 400000000	# maximum multixact age
					# before forced vacuum
					# (change requires restart)
#autovacuum_vacuum_cost_delay = 20ms	# default vacuum cost delay for
					# autovacuum, in milliseconds;
					# -1 means use vacuum_cost_delay
#autovacuum_vacuum_cost_limit = -1	# default vacuum cost limit for
					# autovacuum, -1 means use
					# vacuum_cost_limit


#------------------------------------------------------------------------------
# CLIENT CONNECTION DEFAULTS
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------

# - Statement Behavior -

#client_min_messages = notice		# values in order of decreasing detail:
					#   debug5
					#   debug4
					#   debug3
					#   debug2
					#   debug1
					#   log
					#   notice
					#   warning
					#   error
#search_path = '"$user", public'	# schema names
#row_security = on
#default_tablespace = ''		# a tablespace name, '' uses the default
#temp_tablespaces = ''			# a list of tablespace names, '' uses
					# only default tablespace
#check_function_bodies = on
#default_transaction_isolation = 'read committed'
#default_transaction_read_only = off
#default_transaction_deferrable = off
#session_replication_role = 'origin'
#statement_timeout = 0			# in milliseconds, 0 is disabled
#lock_timeout = 0			# in milliseconds, 0 is disabled
#idle_in_transaction_session_timeout = 0	# in milliseconds, 0 is disabled
#vacuum_freeze_min_age = 50000000
#vacuum_freeze_table_age = 150000000
#vacuum_multixact_freeze_min_age = 5000000
#vacuum_multixact_freeze_table_age = 150000000
#vacuum_cleanup_index_scale_factor = 0.1	# fraction of total number of tuples
						# before index cleanup, 0 always performs
						# index cleanup
#bytea_output = 'hex'			# hex, escape
#xmlbinary = 'base64'
#xmloption = 'content'
#gin_fuzzy_search_limit = 0
#gin_pending_list_limit = 4MB

# - Locale and Formatting -

datestyle = 'iso, dmy'
#intervalstyle = 'postgres'
timezone = 'Europe/Sofia'
#timezone_abbreviations = 'Default'     # Select the set of available time zone
					# abbreviations.  Currently, there are
					#   Default
					#   Australia (historical usage)
					#   India
					# You can create your own file in
					# share/timezonesets/.
#extra_float_digits = 0			# min -15, max 3
#client_encoding = sql_ascii		# actually, defaults to database
					# encoding

# These settings are initialized by initdb, but they can be changed.
lc_messages = 'en_US.UTF-8'			# locale for system error message
					# strings
lc_monetary = 'bg_BG.UTF-8'			# locale for monetary formatting
lc_numeric = 'bg_BG.UTF-8'			# locale for number formatting
lc_time = 'bg_BG.UTF-8'				# locale for time formatting

# default configuration for text search
default_text_search_config = 'pg_catalog.english'

# - Shared Library Preloading -

#shared_preload_libraries = ''	# (change requires restart)
#local_preload_libraries = ''
#session_preload_libraries = ''
#jit_provider = 'llvmjit'		# JIT library to use

# - Other Defaults -

#dynamic_library_path = '$libdir'


#------------------------------------------------------------------------------
# LOCK MANAGEMENT
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------

#deadlock_timeout = 1s
#max_locks_per_transaction = 64		# min 10
					# (change requires restart)
#max_pred_locks_per_transaction = 64	# min 10
					# (change requires restart)
#max_pred_locks_per_relation = -2	# negative values mean
					# (max_pred_locks_per_transaction
					#  / -max_pred_locks_per_relation) - 1
#max_pred_locks_per_page = 2            # min 0


#------------------------------------------------------------------------------
# VERSION AND PLATFORM COMPATIBILITY
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------

# - Previous PostgreSQL Versions -

#array_nulls = on
#backslash_quote = safe_encoding	# on, off, or safe_encoding
#default_with_oids = off
#escape_string_warning = on
#lo_compat_privileges = off
#operator_precedence_warning = off
#quote_all_identifiers = off
#standard_conforming_strings = on
#synchronize_seqscans = on

# - Other Platforms and Clients -

#transform_null_equals = off


#------------------------------------------------------------------------------
# ERROR HANDLING
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------

#exit_on_error = off			# terminate session on any error?
#restart_after_crash = on		# reinitialize after backend crash?
#data_sync_retry = off			# retry or panic on failure to fsync
					# data?
					# (change requires restart)


#------------------------------------------------------------------------------
# CONFIG FILE INCLUDES
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------

# These options allow settings to be loaded from files other than the
# default postgresql.conf.

include_dir = 'conf.d'			# include files ending in '.conf' from
					# a directory, e.g., 'conf.d'
#include_if_exists = ''			# include file only if it exists
#include = ''				# include file


#------------------------------------------------------------------------------
# CUSTOMIZED OPTIONS
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------

# Add settings for extensions here

I modified the

listen_addresses = 'localhost'

to

listen_addresses = '*'

inside postgresql.conf, and added the:

local all indico trust line inside pg_hba.conf

Then restarted PostgreSQL via sudo service postgresql restart

pg_hba.conf usually has many comments explaining to the file works…

What you put there means that any local user with access to the Postgres UNIX socket has access to the indico user. This is something you usually don’t want (the default is that a system user has access to a postgres user with the same name).

Anyway, for remote access you need a host or hostssl entry:

host  all  indico  0.0.0.0/0  md5

This now allows any IP to access any database the the indico user can access. Note that you need to set a password for the user (local unix socket connections will still work without one); easiest option is to run psql as the indico user and type \password there. That should prompt you to set one.

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