Asterisk GUI is no longer maintained and should not be used
Introduction to Asterisk GUI
Asterisk GUI is a framework for the creation of graphical interfaces for configuring Asterisk. Some sample graphical interfaces for specific vertical markets are included for reference or for actual use and extension.
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This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, version 2 only. This software is also available under commercial terms from Digium, Inc.
This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.
Please contact Digium for information on alternative licensing arrangements for Asterisk GUI.
While package release is inconsistent and infrequent, you can always get a current copy of Asterisk GUI from subversion. The current stable version will always be under
branches and is currently located in
Please note that Asterisk GUI is not officially supported, though bugs, patches, and feature requests may be submitted at http://issues.asterisk.org and should reference the Asterisk GUI project. You may also find peer support in the #asterisk-gui IRC channel and the Asterisk GUI forum.
Installation and Configuration
$ ./configure $ make $ make install $ make checkconfig
You may install sample configuration files by doing "make samples". Also you will need to edit your Asterisk configuration files to enable Asterisk GUI properly, specifically:
[general] enabled=yes enablestatic=yes #bindaddr=0.0.0.0 # allow GUI to be accessible from all IP addresses. bindaddr=127.0.0.1 # require access from the machine Asterisk is running on bindport=8088
Enable manager access.
[general] enabled = yes webenabled = yes
Create an appropriate entry in
manager.conf for the administrative user (PLEASE READ THE security.txt FILE!)
[admin] secret = thiswouldbeaninsecurepassword read = system,call,log,verbose,command,agent,config,read,write,originate write = system,call,log,verbose,command,agent,config,read,write,originate
Access Asterisk GUI via a URL formatted in the following way, where $IP is the IP address on which both Asterisk and Asterisk GUI are installed, $PORT is
http.conf, and $PREFIX is the
http.conf, and it can be omitted if blank.
Check your filesystem permissions:
$ chown -R asterisk:asterisk /etc/asterisk/ /var/lib/asterisk /usr/share/asterisk # if asterisk runs as the user "asterisk" $ chmod 644 /etc/asterisk/*
Check that the bindaddr value in
/etc/asterisk/http.conf matches the IP address of the machine you're using to access Asterisk GUI, not necessarily the IP address Asterisk GUI is running on.
Check on the Asterisk CLI that Asterisk is receiving the values you've set.
http show status manager show settings
Output should look like this:
amelia*CLI> http show status HTTP Server Status: Prefix: /asterisk Server Enabled and Bound to 0.0.0.0:8088 Enabled URI's: /asterisk/httpstatus => Asterisk HTTP General Status /asterisk/phoneprov/... => Asterisk HTTP Phone Provisioning Tool /asterisk/amanager => HTML Manager Event Interface w/Digest authentication /asterisk/arawman => Raw HTTP Manager Event Interface w/Digest authentication /asterisk/manager => HTML Manager Event Interface /asterisk/rawman => Raw HTTP Manager Event Interface /asterisk/static/... => Asterisk HTTP Static Delivery /asterisk/amxml => XML Manager Event Interface w/Digest authentication /asterisk/mxml => XML Manager Event Interface Enabled Redirects: None. amelia*CLI> manager show settings Global Settings: ---------------- Manager (AMI): Yes Web Manager (AMI/HTTP): Yes TCP Bindaddress: 0.0.0.0:5038 HTTP Timeout (minutes): 60 TLS Enable: No TLS Bindaddress: Disabled TLS Certfile: asterisk.pem TLS Privatekey: TLS Cipher: Allow multiple login: Yes Display connects: Yes Timestamp events: No Channel vars: Debug: No Block sockets: No
Check that the ports you've specified are open by using telnet from another computer.
telnet $ASTERISK_SERVER_IP_ADDRESS 5038 telnet $ASTERISK_SERVER_IP_ADDRESS 8088
Check that the
dahdi_genconf script runs correctly and creates
Check the existence of
/etc/asterisk/guipreferences.conf and inside that file, the existence of the following line:
config_upgraded = yes
Check the last modified date of
/etc/asterisk/http.conf. Asterisk GUI updates the timestamp on this file every time it is loaded. If the timestamp is not getting updated, your HTTP request is either not making it to Asterisk or it is not being processed correctly by Asterisk. This indicates a configuration error.
Check that the user Asterisk runs as has a login shell. Asterisk GUI depends on Asterisk being able to use the System application.
su - asterisk
If you installed Asterisk GUI via 'yum' or 'apt-get', you may need to symlink
/usr/share/asterisk/static-http will already exist, but fortunately it does not contain any useful files.
ls /var/lib/asterisk/static-http/config && rm -rf /usr/share/asterisk/static-http && ln -s /var/lib/asterisk/static-http /usr/share/asterisk/static-http
To turn on debug messages, open
config/js/session.js. On line 30, set "log" to "true":
log: true, /**< boolean toggling logging */
Hide Menu Categories
Hide menu categories by changing the HTML class attribute to "AdvancedMode" in index.html. Show them by enabling Advanced Options in the GUI.