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Request SSL certificates from

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License: AGPL-3

Request SSL certificates from

This module was written to have your Odoo installation request SSL certificates from automatically.


After installation, this module generates a private key for your account at automatically in $data_dir/letsencrypt/account.key. If you want or need to use your own account key, replace the file.

For certificate requests to work, your site needs to be accessible via plain HTTP, see below for configuration examples in case you force your clients to the SSL version.

After installation, trigger the cronjob Update letsencrypt certificates and watch your log for messages.

This addon depends on the openssl binary and the acme_tiny and IPy python modules.

For installing the OpenSSL binary you can use your distro package manager. For Debian and Ubuntu, that would be:

sudo apt-get install openssl

For installing the ACME-Tiny python module, use the PIP package manager:

sudo pip install acme-tiny

For installing the IPy python module, use the PIP package manager:

sudo pip install IPy


This addons requests a certificate for the domain named in the configuration parameter web.base.url - if this comes back as localhost or the like, the module doesn’t request anything.

If you want your certificate to contain multiple alternative names, just add them as configuration parameters letsencrypt.altname.N with N starting from 0. The amount of domains that can be added are subject to rate limiting.

Note that all those domains must be publicly reachable on port 80 via HTTP, and they must have an entry for .well-known/acme-challenge pointing to your odoo instance.


The module sets up a cronjob that requests and renews certificates automatically.

After the first run, you’ll find a file called domain.crt in $datadir/letsencrypt, configure your SSL proxy to use this file as certificate.

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In depth configuration

This module uses openssl to generate CSRs suitable to be submitted to In order to do this, it copies /etc/ssl/openssl.cnf to a temporary and adapts it according to its needs (currently, that’s just adding a [SAN] section if necessary). If you want the module to use another configuration template, set config parameter letsencrypt.openssl.cnf.

After refreshing the certificate, the module attempts to run the content of letsencrypt.reload_command, which is by default sudo service nginx reload. Change this to match your server’s configuration.

You’ll also need a matching sudo configuration, like:

your_odoo_user ALL = NOPASSWD: /usr/sbin/service nginx reload

Further, if you force users to https, you’ll need something like for nginx:

if ($scheme = "http") {
    set $redirect_https 1;
if ($request_uri ~ ^/.well-known/acme-challenge/) {
    set $redirect_https 0;
if ($redirect_https) {
    rewrite ^   https://$server_name$request_uri? permanent;

and this for apache:

RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{HTTPS} !=on
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} "!^/.well-known/"
RewriteRule ^/?(.*) https://%{SERVER_NAME}/$1 [R,L]

In case you need to redirect other nginx sites to your Odoo instance, declare an upstream for your odoo instance and do something like:

location /.well-known {
    proxy_pass    http://yourodooupstream;

If you’re using a multi-database installation (with or without dbfilter option) where /web/databse/selector returns a list of more than one database, then you need to add letsencrypt addon to wide load addons list (by default, only web addon), setting --load option. For example, --load=web,letsencrypt

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Bugs are tracked on GitHub Issues. In case of trouble, please check there if your issue has already been reported. If you spotted it first, help us smashing it by providing a detailed and welcomed feedback here.




Odoo Community Association

This module is maintained by the OCA.

OCA, or the Odoo Community Association, is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to support the collaborative development of Odoo features and promote its widespread use.

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