pgAdmin Remote Access through Putty throws Password error

I tried to access postgresql-server remotely via pgAdmin on Windows through Putty-Tunnel as explained here:

However, each time I try to connect with pgAdmin, I get the following error message:

Unable to connect to server:

FATAL: password authentication failed for user "postgres"


  • Source port: 5433
  • Destination:


  • Host name/address:
  • Port: 5432
  • Maintenance database: postgres
  • Username: postgres
  • Password: **** (password for postgres-db-user, and not linux-user)

What am I doing wrong or missing here?

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I see that this question has been answered elsewhere on our Community Questions site, so I wanted to link to that in the event that anyone comes across this post and would like to see the solution:

Postgres password authentication error


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