[AMI] Manager tester from HTTP connection


I have a quick question for accessing the Asterisk Manager Interface (AMI) from a HTTP connection, it’s probably stupid.

So I can login to the AMI with the telnet command from the TCP port 5083 →

[email protected]:~# telnet [FREEPBX IP] 5038
Trying [FREEPBX IP]…
Connected to [FREEPBX IP].
Escape character is ‘^]’.
Asterisk Call Manager/5.0.1
Action: Login
Events: off
Username: admin
Secret: my_secret

Response: Success
Message: Authentication accepted

Ok so I know my credentials work. Now I would like to proceed to the same but from an HTTP connection.
From Freepbx I’ve setup the HTTP Mini server so that I can access from the web.

It looks like this


Here’s my (silly) question : How can I login as my admin user just like I did from a TCP connection?
Because I’ve been trying different things but I don’t know what is the exact configuration to type.

Like, from “Action” I can select “Login”, but what’s the use of the “or” input or the “CLI command” input ? (see image below)


I couldn’t find any examples from the internet so here I am today, if someone knows what I need to enter to access the AMI.

Many thanks


Already saw this page and I’ve already tried.

If I try to connect while giving my credentials directly in the URL as sugested, I’m still getting “Authentication failed”.

If I try to do the same but from the GUI (as shown in the pictures above), same result.

Meanwhile I can authenticate from port 5083 with TCP protocol.

dies your manager account cover the address and port you are browsing from.

My understanding is that AMI over TCP is not well supported, and you would be well advised to avoid it.

The manager account does permit the IP address and the port is covered too.

By the way, I did set yes to both “enabled” and “webenabled” in manager.conf, and my firewall is setup to let things pass through http port 8080.

Yes that is one of the reason why I’m trying to use AMI over HTTP :slight_smile:

Thanks for helping me guys!

Actually the AMI always runs on TCP be it over http or directly on port 5038 (or 5083 as some prefer)
. if more exposed than to localhost I would suggest setting up the cert protected ‘secure’ server on 5039 by default.

However, back to the subject on hand. I would start with a connection from the pbx itself

curl -vv http://localhost:8088/manager\?action\=login\&username\=foo\&secret\=bar

and work your way up.

Hello Dicko,

Hope you’re doing well today,

I’ve tried to start a connection with the curl command but all I got is a 404 Not Found

Here’s my output →

[email protected]:/usr/src/freepbx# curl -vv http://localhost:8088/manager?>action=login&username=admin&secret=mysecret

  • Trying…
  • Connected to localhost ( port 8088 (#0)
    GET /manager?action=login&username=admin&secret=mysecret HTTP/1.1
    Host: localhost:8088
    User-Agent: curl/7.58.0
    Accept: /

< HTTP/1.1 404 Not Found
< Server: Asterisk/16.10.0
< Date: Tue, 15 Feb 2022 09:50:54 GMT
< Cache-Control: no-cache, no-store
< Content-type: text/html
< Content-Length: 248

404 Not Found

Not Found

The requested URL was not found on this server.

Asterisk/16.10.0 * Connection #0 to host localhost left intact

I’ve looked up on the internet and this error generally means the Web Manager isn’t enabled but mine is:

Global Settings:

Manager (AMI): Yes
Web Manager (AMI/HTTP): Yes
TCP Bindaddress:
HTTP Timeout (seconds): 60
TLS Enable: No
TLS Bindaddress: Disabled
TLS Certfile: asterisk.pem
TLS Privatekey:
TLS Cipher:
Allow multiple login: Yes
Display connects: No
Timestamp events: No
Channel vars:
Debug: No

So I don’t understand what I am doing wrong that keeps me from connecting with HTTP. :confused:

To resume my HTTP server seems to be well setup, on this side Asterisk tells me everything works and is running.

I can access it from the web as well as from another computer.

But the main problem is that I can’t authenticate at all and I don’t understand why because my credentials works perfectly well with TCP.

When I try to connect I only get a 404 URL Not found, which is weird.

I’m open to any ideas and I’m ready to show you my conf files !

after you have webenabled your AMI

rasterisk -x 'http show status'         

should return something like

HTTP Server Status:                                     
Server: Asterisk/16.3.0                                 
Server Enabled and Bound to                                                                      HTTPS Server Enabled and Bound to [::]:8089                                                                     Enabled URI's:                                          
/httpstatus => Asterisk HTTP General Status             
/amanager => HTML Manager Event Interface w/Digest authentication
/arawman => Raw HTTP Manager Event Interface w/Digest authentication  
/manager => HTML Manager Event Interface
/rawman => Raw HTTP Manager Event Interface       
/amxml => XML Manager Event Interface w/Digest authentication                      
/mxml => XML Manager Event Interface                    
/ari/... => Asterisk RESTful API                        
/ws => Asterisk HTTP WebSocket                                                                                  Enabled Redirects:                                        None.

Show us yours :slight_smile:

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