[OSM-dev] osm2pgsql password support documentation

Jukka Rahkonen jukka.rahkonen at latuviitta.fi
Sun May 23 14:44:16 BST 2010


Right, username can be given after -U parameter and -W can be used to make
osm2pgsql to ask for the password.  It is not possible to give the
password from command line as -W my_password, it makes osm2pgsql to behave
oddly. If I remember right it is trying to open an OSM file named
"my_password" and stops.

-Jukka Rahkonen-

> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Osm2pgsql says
> "DB access - There is no way to specify a user's password with
> osm2pgsql. So you either have to set your DB's authentication mechanism
> to 'trust' for the user/all users or work around it by creating a
> password file. See the postgreSQL documentation on how to do this."
> As far as I understood osm2pgsql nowadays supports this feature. Quoting
> from osm2pgsql -h:
>     -U|--username        Postgresql user name.
>     -W|--password        Force password prompt.
> Or does the wiki refer with "user's password" to the operating system
> users?
> Claudius
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