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FATAL: password authentication failed for user "myprojectdbuser"

I’m getting an operational errror in a section of my website FATAL: password authentication failed for user “myprojectdbuser” Request Method: GET Request URL: http://178.62.41.209/blog/ Django Version: 1.8.7 Exception Type: OperationalError Exception Value:

FATAL: password authentication failed for user “myprojectdbuser” FATAL: password authentication failed for user “myprojectdbuser”

Exception Location: /usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/psycopg2/init.py in connect, line 164 Python Executable: /usr/bin/python Python Version: 2.7.12 Python Path:

[‘/home/django/django_project’, ‘/home/django/django_project’, ‘/usr/bin’, ‘/usr/lib/python2.7’, ‘/usr/lib/python2.7/plat-x86_64-linux-gnu’, ‘/usr/lib/python2.7/lib-tk’, ‘/usr/lib/python2.7/lib-old’, ‘/usr/lib/python2.7/lib-dynload’, ‘/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages’, ‘/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages’]

Server time: Fri, 12 Jan 2018 08:40:01 +0000

Error during template rendering

In template /home/django/django_project/blog/templates/blog/blog.html, error at line 3 FATAL: password authentication failed for user “myprojectdbuser” FATAL: password authentication failed for user “myprojectdbuser” 1 {% extends “personal/header.html” %} 2 {% block content %} 3

  {% for post in object_list %}

4 <h5>{{ post.date|date:“Y-m-d” }}<a href=“/blog/{{post.id}}”> {{ post.title }}</a></h5> 5 {% endfor %} 6 {% endblock %} 7

This might be due to the superuser but when I try to create a superuser on the server I get the authentication failed error.

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Hello,

It looks like either your database user password is incorrect, or the username itself is not correct.

You would need to follow the steps here on how to create a Postgres user for your Django app:

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-set-up-django-with-postgres-nginx-and-gunicorn-on-ubuntu-16-04#create-the-postgresql-database-and-user

Best,

Bobby