Before you can install Asterisk GUI you need to install Asterisk and all the dependencies.
Download and install them from Asterisk website.
Getting Asterisk GUI
Open a terminal and type:
svn checkout http://svn.digium.com/svn/asterisk-gui/branches/2.0/ gui
The Asterisk GUI source files will be downloaded to /usr/src/gui folder
Use following commands to install it.
Edit /etc/asterisk/http.conf file and make following changes.
enabled = yes
bindaddr = 0.0.0.0 ; Means you can access it from any ip.
bindport = 80 ; Makesure apache is not running on port 80 otherwise change the port.
enablestatic = yes
redirect = / /static/config/cfgbasic.html ; This is needed else you have to type the wholes line to get access
Edit /etc/asterisk/manager.conf file and make following changes.
enabled = yes
webenabled = yes
port = 5038
bindaddr = 0.0.0.0 ; Can be accessed from anywhere 🙂
secret = password ; Asterisk GUI Username =admin and Password = password
read = system,call,log,verbose,agent,user,config,dtmf,reporting,cdr,dialplan
write = system,call,agent,user,config,command,reporting,originate
Goto the same folder from where you installed Asterisk GUI,and check the configuration.
You should get the some thing like below..
— Checking Asterisk configuration to see if it will support the GUI —
* Checking for http.conf: OK
* Checking for manager.conf: OK
* Checking if HTTP is enabled: OK
* Checking if HTTP static support is enabled: OK
* Checking if manager is enabled: OK
* Checking if manager over HTTP is enabled: OK
— Everything looks good —
* GUI should be available at http://aster:80/asterisk/static/config/index.html
* Note: If you have bindaddr=127.0.0.1 in /etc/asterisk/http.conf
you will only be able to visit it from the local machine.
If you can not find the line ” — Everything looks good —” , check the configuration changes and run the command
Open the browser and goto the url and login with username and password which you had added in manager.conf.
When you are login for the first time , it will take a while to load the default page. On first login GUI will check permission
and take backup of asterisk configuration files before making changes.