If it is possible, then I would like to know how to login/logout a user via a shell script. The reason I want to do this is to use a cron job to login my user on an extra device every night at 6PM and logout the next morning at 9AM.
Presently I have a desk phone, a soft phone and a home phone that I use. I’d like my desk and soft phones to ring any time my extension is dialed, but during the evening I would ALSO like my home phone to ring. The way I have achieved this (with much help from drmessano) is to create 4 separate users as follows:
Rick (104) -> goes straight to Follow Me with 0 initial ring time, so it drops to a Time Condition. If the Time Condition matches, then it uses Ring Group “rick-day” and rings my desk and soft phones. If the Time Condition doesn’t match, it uses Ring Group “rick-night” which rings my desk (1001), soft (1002), and home (1003) phones. There’s a separate user for each of desk, soft and home phones so they can be included as part of the Ring Groups.
This elaborate setup wouldn’t be necessary if I could login my “Rick” user to my home phone device via a cron job at 6PM each night, and then logout again at 9AM the next morning. I would have one user logged on to either 2 or 3 devices according to time of day, and they would all ring at the appropriate times.
If there’s a cleaner way to achieve this, then I would love to learn it. For the moment, it appears I will need a scriptable call that can be invoked by a cron job to login/logout my user from my home device. Any help appreciated. Thanks!