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Ray Carnes United States

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Ray Carnes United States
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.


Zbik Poland

| 7 6 9
Łódź, Poland

Zbik Poland
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


Ermin Trevisan Switzerland

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| 8 7 10
Walchwil, Switzerland
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Ermin Trevisan Switzerland
8/26/16, 9:37 AM

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

Kamerty China
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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