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Swiss Postfinance FDS Direct Debit Upload

The file delivery services (FDS) is a service offered by Postfinance AG Technology unit service.

FDS acts as a gateway between external networks and the Post CH SA. It enables mutual exchange of files between partners and Post CH applications.

This module allow Odoo users to upload direct debit order files on their FDS PostFinance Account.


In order to be able to use the module, you need to have a Postfinance FDS Account. You can generate authentication key pairs for your users (to allow them using the service) from the module.

To generate a new private key in the database, you need to launch odoo with the option --ssh_pwd=your_password or add it to your config file: ssh_pwd = your_password

external dependencies:

  • python module: pysftp


To configure this module, you need to:

  • Setup your FDS Postfinance Account (menu: Accounting/Configuration/Accounts/FDS Postfinance Account)

    • hostname: the hostname of FDS Postfinance (fds.post.ch)
    • username: username for SFTP given by Postfinance
    • postfinance_email: the public key must be sent to this mail (fds@post.ch)
    • user_id: the public key must be sent by the contact person of the company concerned (or appear in the exchange of mail)
  • Import or generate new authentication keys for each user that should have access to FDS files

  • Verify the SFTP connection

  • Allow at least one directory to have upload access rights


To upload direct debit files to FDS:

  • Go to Accounting/Payment/Direct Debit Orders
  • Create a Direct Debit Order and export the file
  • At the end of the Export, you can choose to upload the file
  • Select your FDS Account and directory
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