Posted on / by Bondan Herumurti / in Odoo

Proxy Pass odoo 8069 to 80 with enhancements

This post was intended to document what i’ve done during my spare time on afternoon – 14/01/2018 for my internal team

But since the post public then i assume this could be useful for any of odoo devOps out there


There are couple of things that you should be familiar before going through the steps

  1. Odoo
  2. Linux
  3. Nginx


So i assume the application was now accessible through your port 8069, eg. 188.xx.xx.xx:8069 or and your requirement would be

  1. your application should be run on port 80, or your domain eg:
  2. your application should be run under secure connection
  3. your application should not be accessible through port 8069 anymore

Lets get start

To prevent unwanted halt on the services i suggest you to perform swap creation, swap creation could be found on this link

Adding Swap to Ubuntu 16.04

Now, lets install nginx on your web server machine

sudo apt-get install nginx

after installing nginx create a proxy pass configuration on /etc/nginx/sites-available name it odoo

upstream odoo {

server {
    listen 80;
    root        /usr/share/nginx/html;
    index       index.html index.htm;
    access_log  /var/log/nginx/yourdomaincom.access.log;
    error_log   /var/log/nginx/yourdomaincom.error.log;

    location / {
        proxy_pass  http://odoo;
        # force timeouts if the backend dies
        proxy_next_upstream error timeout invalid_header http_500 http_502 http_503 http_504;
        proxy_redirect off;

        # set headers
        proxy_set_header    Host            $host;
        proxy_set_header    X-Real-IP       $remote_addr;
        proxy_set_header    X-Forwarded-For $proxy_add_x_forwarded_for;
        proxy_set_header    X-Forwarded-Proto https;

    # cache some static data in memory for 60mins
    location ~* /web/static/ {
        proxy_cache_valid 200 60m;
        proxy_buffering on;
        expires 864000;
        proxy_pass http://odoo;

as seen on :

save the file and now heading to /etc/nginx/sites-enabled and soft link the previous created file with

ln -s ../sites-available/odoo odoo

and remove the default config

rm -rf default

lets run sudo nginx -t to check your configuration it should return

nginx: the configuration file /etc/nginx/nginx.conf syntax is ok
nginx: configuration file /etc/nginx/nginx.conf test is successful

now your application should be run on port 80 or your root domain without problem


the nextstep would be useful if you want to redirect your 8069 port to port 80

iptables -t nat -A PREROUTING -i eth0 -p tcp --dport 8069 -j REDIRECT --to-port 80

this will redirect your existing 8069 port to port 80

your odoo application now should be able to run on port 80 only



if you want to make your site secure with https, i suggest use certbot services and follow the steps here

This will allow your application run on secure protocol https


happy coding!


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