Modify the default administrator password

Before running the commands shown on this page, you should load the Bitnami stack environment by executing the installdir/use_APPNAME script (Linux and MacOS) or by clicking the shortcut in the Start Menu under “Start -> Bitnami APPNAME Stack -> Application console” (Windows). On OS X VMs, the installation directory is /opt/bitnami and OS X VM users can click the “Open Terminal” button to run commands. Learn more about the Bitnami stack environment and about OS X VMs.

For security reasons the master password is randomly generated during the installation of the application. To find the master password, view the installdir/apps/odoo/conf/odoo-server.conf configuration file and search for the line below, which contains the password:

admin_passwd = PASSWORD

To set another password:

  • Edit the installdir/apps/odoo/conf/odoo-server.conf file:

    $ sudo nano installdir/apps/odoo/conf/odoo-server.conf
  • Modify the line below and replace the PASSWORD placeholder with your desired password:

    admin_passwd = PASSWORD
  • Restart the Apache server:

    $ sudo installdir/ restart apache

NOTE: The configuration file name changed since the Odoo 10 version was released. If you are using a prior version, the configuration file is at installdir/apps/odoo/conf/openerp-server.conf.

Last modification April 8, 2020