January 07, 2024

Configuring Odoo: A Comprehensive Guide to Odoo.conf

Configuring Odoo is a crucial step in ensuring optimal performance and functionality.

The odoo.conf file plays a central role in customizing the behavior of your Odoo server. In this article, we'll walk through a well-organized odoo.conf file, highlighting key parameters and explaining their significance. By the end, you'll have a clearer understanding of how to tailor Odoo to your specific requirements. 

1. Setting Administrator Password

admin_passwd = admin_password

Specify the admin password to secure your Odoo instance. 

2. Database Configuration

db_host = False
db_port = False
db_user = odoo
db_password = db_password
db_name = odoo

Configure database-related parameters, including host, port, user, password, and name. 

3. Timezone Configuration

timezone = UTC

Set the timezone for your Odoo server, ensuring accurate time representation. 

4. XML-RPC and Web Interface Configuration

xmlrpc_interface =
xmlrpc_port = 8069
netrpc_interface =
netrpc_port = 8072

Define the XML-RPC and web interface addresses and ports for server communication. 

5. Addons Configuration

addons_path = /path/to/your/custom/addons,/path/to/odoo/addons

Specify the paths to your custom addons and the default Odoo addons. 

6. Logging Configuration

log_level = info
logfile = /var/log/odoo/odoo.log

Configure logging settings, including log level and file location. 

7. Additional Settings

demo = False
auto_reload = False
workers = 4
limit_time_cpu = 300
db_maxconn = 64
Adjust various settings such as enabling or disabling demo data, auto-reloading modules, defining the number of workers, setting CPU time limits, and controlling database connections. By following this guide, you'll be equipped to create a well-organized odoo.conf file tailored to your specific deployment needs. Remember to restart your Odoo service after making changes for them to take effect.
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