• Authentication via LDAP

    Adds support for authentication by LDAP server.

    This module allows users to login with their LDAP username and password, and will automatically create Odoo ERPOnline users for them on the fly.

    Note: This module only work on servers who have Python's ldap module installed.


    After installing this module, you need to configure the LDAP parameters in the Configuration tab of the Company details. Different companies may have different LDAP servers, as long as they have unique usernames (usernames need to be unique in Odoo ERPOnline, even across multiple companies).

    Anonymous LDAP binding is also supported (for LDAP servers that allow it), by simply keeping the LDAP user and password empty in the LDAP configuration. This does not allow anonymous authentication for users, it is only for the master LDAP account that is used to verify if a user exists before attempting to authenticate it.

    Securing the connection with STARTTLS is available for LDAP servers supporting it, by enabling the TLS option in the LDAP configuration.

    For further options configuring the LDAP settings, refer to the ldap.conf manpage: manpage:ldap.conf(5).

    Security Considerations:

    Users' LDAP passwords are never stored in the Odoo ERPOnline database, the LDAP server is queried whenever a user needs to be authenticated. No duplication of the password occurs, and passwords are managed in one place only.

    Odoo ERPOnline does not manage password changes in the LDAP, so any change of password should be conducted by other means in the LDAP directory directly (for LDAP users).

    It is also possible to have local Odoo ERPOnline users in the database along with LDAP-authenticated users (the Administrator account is one obvious example).

    Here is how it works:

    • The system first attempts to authenticate users against the local Odoo ERPOnline database;
    • if this authentication fails (for example because the user has no local password), the system then attempts to authenticate against LDAP;

    As LDAP users have blank passwords by default in the local Odoo ERPOnline database (which means no access), the first step always fails and the LDAP server is queried to do the authentication.

    Enabling STARTTLS ensures that the authentication query to the LDAP server is encrypted.

    User Template:

    In the LDAP configuration on the Company form, it is possible to select a User Template. If set, this user will be used as template to create the local users whenever someone authenticates for the first time via LDAP authentication. This allows pre-setting the default groups and menus of the first-time users.

    Warning: if you set a password for the user template, this password will be

    assigned as local password for each new LDAP user, effectively setting a master password for these users (until manually changed). You usually do not want this. One easy way to setup a template user is to login once with a valid LDAP user, let Odoo ERPOnline create a blank local user with the same login (and a blank password), then rename this new user to a username that does not exist in LDAP, and setup its groups

  • Email Gateway

    Retrieve incoming email on POP/IMAP servers.

    Enter the parameters of your POP/IMAP account(s), and any incoming emails on these accounts will be automatically downloaded into your Odoo ERPOnline system. All POP3/IMAP-compatible servers are supported, included those that require an encrypted SSL/TLS connection.

    This can be used to easily create email-based workflows for many email-enabled OpenERP documents, such as:

    • CRM Leads/Opportunities
    • CRM Claims
    • Project Issues
    • Project Tasks
    • Human Resource Recruitments (Applicants)

    Just install the relevant application, and you can assign any of these document types (Leads, Project Issues) to your incoming email accounts. New emails will automatically spawn new documents of the chosen type, so it's a snap to create a mailbox-to-Odoo ERPOnline integration. Even better: these documents directly act as mini conversations synchronized by email. You can reply from within Odoo ERPOnline, and the answers will automatically be collected when they come back, and attached to the same conversation document.

    For more specific needs, you may also assign custom-defined actions (technically: Server Actions) to be triggered for each incoming mail.

  • Entries Sequence Numbering

    This module maintains internal sequence number for accounting entries.

    Allows you to configure the accounting sequences to be maintained.

    You can customize the following attributes of the sequence:

    • Prefix
    • Suffix
    • Next Number
    • Increment Number
    • Number Padding
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