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Odoo 14 Development Cookbook - Fourth Edition

By : Parth Gajjar, Alexandre Fayolle, Holger Brunn, Daniel Reis
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Book Image

Odoo 14 Development Cookbook - Fourth Edition

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By: Parth Gajjar, Alexandre Fayolle, Holger Brunn, Daniel Reis

Overview of this book

With its latest iteration, the powerful Odoo framework released a wide variety of features for rapid application development. This updated Odoo development cookbook will help you explore the new features in Odoo 14 and learn how to use them to develop Odoo applications from scratch. You'll learn about the new website concepts in Odoo 14 and get a glimpse of Odoo's new web-client framework, the Odoo Web Library (OWL). Once you've completed the installation, you'll begin to explore the Odoo framework with real-world examples. You'll then create a new Odoo module from the ground up and progress to advanced framework concepts. You'll also learn how to modify existing applications, including Point of Sale (POS) applications. This book isn't just limited to backend development; you'll discover advanced JavaScript recipes for creating new views and widgets. As you progress, you'll learn about website development and become a quality Odoo developer by studying performance optimization, debugging, and automated testing. Finally, you'll delve into advanced concepts such as multi-website, In-App Purchasing (IAP),, the IoT Box, and security. By the end of the book, you'll have all the knowledge you need to build impressive Odoo applications and you'll be well versed in development best practices that will come in handy when working with the Odoo framework.
Table of Contents (26 chapters)

Generating API keys

Odoo v14 has built-in support for the Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) feature. 2FA is an extra layer of security for user accounts and users need to enter a password and time-based code. If you have enabled 2FA, then you won't be able to use RPC by entering your user ID and password. To fix this, you will need to generate an API key for the user. In this recipe, we will see how you can generate API keys.

How to do it...

Perform the following steps to generate an API key for RPC:

  1. Open user preferences and open the Account Security tab.
  2. Click on the New API Key button:

    Figure 20.12 – Generating a new API key

  3. It will open a popup as in the following screenshot. Enter the API key name and click on the Generate key button:

    Figure 20.13 –Naming your key

  4. This will generate the API key and show it in a new popup. Note down the API key because you will need this again:

Figure 20.14 – Noting the...