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How to recover the Admin password

on 8/26/16, 8:43 AM 5,733 views

Hi Experts,

I've install Odoo 8 on my laptop (Ubuntu 16.4) few days ago. And I forget the administrator password to access to the DB. I tried to recover it from "/etc/odoo/openerp-server.conf", but it's not working??

Bellow, my configuration file:


; This is the password that allows database operations:

; admin_passwd = admin

db_host = False

db_port = False

db_user = odoo

db_password = False

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

Please do have any solution to this issue?

Thank you in advance.


Thank you for your quick answer, but unfortunately it still not working!! 

on 8/26/16, 10:09 AM

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On 8/26/16, 2:00 PM

If you or someone else changes the admin password via the User Interface (by clicking SET MASTER PASSWORD), then it is stored in a file called .openerp_serverrc which is stored in the home folder of the user account used to run the Odoo service.


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On 8/26/16, 9:37 AM

Your admin password is commented out. Remove the semicolon at the line start and restart odoo.



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On 8/26/16, 11:12 AM

Odoo system has three different passwords:

1) Paremeter admin_passwd in openerp-server.conf

This password allows you to manage databases, when you browse address

localhost: 8069 / web / database / manager

In this case, to set new: Remove the semicolon at the line start, set your password and restart odoo.

2) Paremeter db_password in openerp-server.conf

This is the password of role with name odoo in postgresql (parameter db_user = odoo in openerp-server.conf)

In this case, to set new, see https://www.postgresql.org/docs/9.0/static/sql-alterrole.html

In your case this password probably is empty (db_password = False)

3) Main Odoo user password, user with login = admin (or with your email).

In this case, to set new, replace the password and hash in the database with the new one by running this SQL query:

UPDATE res_users SET password = "NEW_PASSWORD",password_crypt = NULL WHERE id=1;

To retrieve login:

SELECT login, password FROM res_users WHERE id=1;

IMPORTANT!!! After update res_users (after setting NEW_PASSWORD) you login to Odoo and set new password again (If you need crypted password in database)


Open your terminal ..

~$  sudo su postgres 
~$ psql

postgres=# \c Your_Database_Name
You are now connected to database "Your_database_Name" as user "postgres"

YOurDatabase_Name=# update res_users set password='test' where login='admin';

 Thanks !!

Shameem Babu @ iWesabe

On 10/16/17, 3:10 AM

This has happened to my dell laptop , i forgot admin password on my Windows ,so i can not access the computer ,but recently I saw a tutorial ,maybe that will help : https://www.recoverywindowspassword.com/dell-laptop-password-reset.html

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