The configuration file of Odoo can be located at /etc/odoo-server.conf. It contains the very basic settings of Odoo instance. Let’s look at the contents of a file.
[options] ; 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 logfile = /var/log/odoo/odoo-server.log addons_path=/odoo/odoo-server/addons,/odoo/custom/addons xmlrpc_port = 8069
Most of the contents on the file are pretty straight forward. admin_password is the password of the admin user. db_host,db_port and db_user is for connecting to remote databases. Here I’ve used a local database. db_password is for setting database password. I haven’t set a password for db.
Next addons_path is for including the addons and logfile to set log file location.
xmlrpc_port sets the port of Odoo. you change the port here.
If you are changing any settings in the file, you need to restart the Odoo service to take the settings in to effect. There are some important things if you are changing port. Please read here.
To restart the service
sudo service odoo-server restart