"There is no record on pg_hba.conf" error when connecting to Postgres from JBoss ON

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  • Postgres 8.x
  • Red Hat JBoss Operations Network (ON)
    • 2.3
    • 2.4
    • 3.0
    • 3.1
    • 3.2
    • 3.3


When we try to connect to a Postgres database we get the following error:

org.postgresql.util.PSQLException: FATAL: there is no record on pg_hba.conf for xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx, user MYUSER, database MYDATABASE, SSL inactive
    at org.postgresql.core.v3.ConnectionFactoryImpl.doAuthentication(ConnectionFactoryImpl.java:276)
    at org.postgresql.core.v3.ConnectionFactoryImpl.openConnectionImpl(ConnectionFactoryImpl.java:95)
    at org.postgresql.core.ConnectionFactory.openConnection(ConnectionFactory.java:66)
    at org.postgresql.jdbc2.AbstractJdbc2Connection.(AbstractJdbc2Connection.java:124)
    at org.postgresql.jdbc3.AbstractJdbc3Connection.(AbstractJdbc3Connection.java:30)
    at org.postgresql.jdbc3.Jdbc3Connection.(Jdbc3Connection.java:24)


Fix pg_hba.conf to allow access for the JBoss ON server's IP to the database.
- Please check Configuring PostgreSQL for JON for more information.

Root Cause

That error message means that it has connected to the Postgres database  on xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx, but the pg_hba.conf file for Postgres does not contain  an entry for the user MYUSER and database MYDATABASE.

Diagnostic Steps

Confirm that the user and database names are correct.

Check the pg_hba.conf file  to ensure that it is set up correctly.

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