Asterisk Manager Version 1.2
Asterisk Manager User's Guide
Asterisk Manager Project Page
Version 1.0 released June 15, 2004
Version 1.1 released June 16, 2004 (serious bug fixed)
Version 1.2 released June 21, 2004 (1st SourceForge release, GPL added)
What Is It ?
The Asterisk Manager (am) is an HTML based configuration and management tool
designed to work with the Asterisk PBX. It allows you to create dial plans
using an easy to use HTML interface, and remotely configure
and manage your Asterisk PBX. Administrative functions allow you to start
and stop the PBX, create and modify configuration (.conf) files, and view call detail records.
The configuration of an Asterisk PBX using only SIP phones, for example, would
require you to first create a profile, then enter the profile name, extension
number, and IP address for each SIP phone. You would then stop and start the
server using the new configuration files and be able to place calls between
If you run the Asterisk Manager on a system other than the Asterisk PBX
system, you may create/modify configurations, but you can not administrate
(start/stop the server, view CDRs, etc) the PBX. You can always install the
config files later.
The Asterisk Manager is provided as open source PERL modules which you may
do anything you like (except make them less free) with. If you have any
questions send them to firstname.lastname@example.org for now until we
decide where to host the distribution.
To install simply extract the tar or zip to a location on your web
server where you can run perl scripts from (typically cgi-bin or a
location linked to there) then point your browser to am-main.pl.
The user interface for creating and modifying extensions (SIP phones)
is an HTML form which allows you to provide the extension number and
IP address for each SIP phone and all the rest is generated by the
system for you. Advanced screens are available that allow you to
override the defaults for all parameters associated with a SIP phone.
This first release, as with many open source projects, is quite
small and somewhat limited in functionality, however, the core is
extensible and relatively easy to modify. Contributions are always
appreciated. Send feedback to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.