Phone Login

Hey Guys,

Does anyone know if or how to configure Asterisk/Freepbx and a Handset to enable users to login to the respective phones.

I know CISCO has such an option in Call Manager however I cannot find any doco’s that enable such a feature in asterisk/freepbx. I know you can configure the followme extension however it does not enable the user to login to the phone.

I have multiple users in the office and they constantly switch between phones, having a login on the phone would make life alot easier…

Thank you for your help in advance


It sounds like your FreePBX is running in extension mode (the default mode), which uses a 1 to 1 relationship between user and device. To allow 1 to many, or adhoc, relationships between a user and device(s), FreePBX needs to be switched into deviceanduser mode. This allows a user to login to any adhoc device with his extension and password. I don’t use this mode, so I can’t offer much help, but here is a link to get your started. You can also search the site for “deviceanduser mode”.

Thanks, Seth

Thank you for your help Seth, I was about to start to read the user manual…