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Change Database Master Password

Brad Ridgeway
on 10/5/15, 5:04 PM 3,532 views

What is the best way to change the Master Database password?  I inherited this server and was not part of the original install team. Using the database management tool it's not clear which user to select and I get an access denied error as well.

Here is the top half of my .conf file hoping it helps trouble shoot the issue.

Top Half openerp-server.conf file:

addons_path = /usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/openerp/addons

admin_passwd = #@%^)(*#

auto_reload = False

csv_internal_sep = ,

data_dir = /var/lib/odoo/.local/share/Odoo

db_host = False

db_maxconn = 64

db_name = False

db_password = False

db_port = False

db_template = template1

db_user = odoo

The master password used by Odoo for administrative purposes is *admin_password*.  This gives you permission to create, backup, restore and delete databases.  If it was changed via the UI, then a file called  $HOME/.openerp_serverrc is created ($HOME refers to the user starting Odoo - usually via a service) and you'll find it there in admin_password. Each database, however, potentially has it's own password that is stored inside the database, often encrypted.

Ray Carnes
on 10/5/15, 8:41 PM

Changing the master password has nothing to do with any databases. It isn't the same user. By default both logins are 'admin' but this is just a coincidence.

Ray Carnes
on 10/7/15, 4:14 PM

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Asked: 10/5/15, 5:04 PM
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Last updated: 10/7/15, 4:14 PM