I' trying to setup a db server on Linux platform, and I would like to
know what kind of entry is the user account which has a star (*) as a
password. The info for the database (postgres) says that I have to
create new account (it turned out I already have one named 'postgres')
and then log in as 'postgres' user and go on with the installation. I
can't log in using the existing one, because I don't know the password,
besides it doesn't look like it has one - only that star.
The postgres info mentioned something about creating the superuser
account, but then it said to create a 'restricted privileges account' in
order to avoid problems. I though that superuser cannot be restricted.
Does it have a connection with the start in shadow file ?
If you have some ideas on the subject, please, let me know.