PostgreSQL User on my Macbook Pro??

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by bwolfcale, Sep 12, 2011.

  1. macrumors newbie

    May 29, 2010
    I just noticed that PostgreSQL was listed as a user on my Macbook Pro running Lion. I have no idea how it got there and I just deleted the account. But I'm just wondering how that account could have been added without my knowledge? I had to google PostgreSQL to even find out what it is. Is this something I should be concerned about (someone trying to access my computer?) or did I just do something stupid?

    If this info helps... I'm running Lion since the day it released on a 15" MacBook Pro. I have Adobe CS 4 & Final Cut Pro on here... iTeleport (VNC App)...

    I appreciate the help!
  2. macrumors 65816

    Aug 3, 2009
    Do you have PostgreSQL installed or the OS X Server add-on?
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 29, 2010
    No I don't have either.
  4. macrumors 6502a

    Oct 13, 2007
    Lion Server has PostgreSQL as the database (rather than MySQL), they probably just pre-populated the Postgres user so they don't have to put that in for the 'Server install. They did exactly the same thing with the MySQL user in previous versions.

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