Are you looking to report on usage stats? I believe you'll need to add the ip address from your desktop machine, or whoever is looking to hit the postgresql DB, to the pg_hba.conf.templ file. Something like this:
# TYPE DATABASE USER CIDR-ADDRESS METHOD
# IPv4 local connections:
host all all 127.0.0.1/32 trust
host all all 10.0.0.0/8 trust
I wasn't looking to report on usage stats but you are right about the IP address trust. The PostgreSQL database only allowed internal access so through a web browser it kicked it back out whereas through desktop it was fine. Thanks for the idea.