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Is a local instance of OE7 calling home to openerp.com?

on 6/19/13, 8:12 PM 3,082 views

Hi, I would like to know which kind of data is exchanged between a local openerp 7 instance and openerp.com. In the default install I see the "my openerp.com account" menu item - when I click it, I am redirected to openerp.com and there I can see the name of the database I just installed - I did not investigate if this happens via javascript or whatever, but I never agreed to send any data to openerp.com from the local install, not even the name of the local database.

This makes me kind of unsafe - which data is exchanged between my local instance and openerp.com? Is there any way, to control this (on applicatin level)? I would like to read detailed information about this, so we can better understand, if there will be still enough space between our customer data and the cloud, if we start using OE7... also I would like to know if there is any inbuilt remote access or data transfer feature and if yes, how to unwire this (besides using openerp in a private network only).

Thank you very much for your attention!

Peter Nietz
On 9/25/14, 10:36 AM

I have the same problem here. I think it is still in the policies of Odoo and resellers that the server phones home.

I would recommend to check out the openerp community backports at https://github.com/OCA/OCB

If you need help installing from ocb just comment or pm me so I can post a complete "howto install ocb8 on ubuntu".

There is also an app you can install which should prevent phoning home: https://bitbucket.org/BizzAppDev/oerp_no_phoning_home

For more infos check this thread: https://www.odoo.com/forum/help-1/question/install-community-with-one-click-54562




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Baarn, Netherlands
On 6/20/13, 5:04 AM

As far as I know, the local installation does try to get some information from the servers of OE, in order to show you the various apps you can install. If some of them have been updated since last time, when you go to Settings -> Apply Scheduled Updates, it will show a popup to ask you permission to update the system.

You should be able to find all instances where it does a callback, if you look through the code (which is distributed with the installation).

thanks, yes of course I can just grep the source - however it would be interesting to read what kind of policy does exist regarding client data on local OE7 instances. I do not suspect to find anythig evil here, but I need a clear statement about this that I can forward to management and customers. I did not find anything about this - would be helpful to open the doors into companies that are still trying to keep the walls between internal and external services as high as possible. Yes, privacy aware companies do still exist, even in times of prism cloud. :)

on 6/20/13, 10:47 AM

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