I'm getting the following error when trying to import osm data using osm2pgsql. I just installed pgAdmin4 today so it should all be up to date.

osm2pgsql version 0.92.0 (64 bit id space)

pgAdmin4 version 6.7

osm2pgsql -c -d osm -U postgres -H localhost -S C:\osm2pgsql-latest-x64\osm2pgsql-bin\default.style us-latest.osm.pbf

Osm2pgsql failed due to ERROR: Connection to database failed: authentication method 10 not supported


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You are using a fairly old version of osm2pgsql, which includes an even older version of libpq (like v 9.6). This version does not allow connecting to a postgres instance (PG10+) configured with the now standard scram-sha authentication method (how your password is hashed and saved).

So you have 3 options:

  1. download a newer version of osm2pgsql (v1.6 at time of writing, which comes with libpq v12)
  2. Reconfigure your database to use MD5 instead of scram-sha (Do the opposite of this post)
  3. Find a libpq for PG10 and replace the one in the osm2pgsql-bin folder (there are breaking changes after v10)
  • Curses! The env variables were pointing me to an old version in Osmosium. I had downloaded the latest version but didn't do the math on the version number when I looked at it. It's working now. Thank you.
    – brink
    Apr 29, 2022 at 17:20

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