How to configure a FreePBX Credentials Trunk
FreePBX is a web-based open source GUI (graphical user interface) that controls and manages Asterisk (PBX), an open source communication server. FreePBX is licensed under the GNU General Public License (GPL), an open source license. FreePBX can be installed manually or as part of the pre-configured FreePBX Distro that includes the system OS, Asterisk, FreePBX GUI and assorted dependencies.
You'll need to have created an Credential based connectionPORTAL on your Telnyx Mission Control Portal account, assigned this connection to a DID and outbound profile in order to make and receive calls.
FreePBX v13 is available to download from here.
You can view the installation guide here.
Coming soon! This walkthrough will demonstrate setting up an IP based connection with FreePBX. We'll also show you how to assign this connection to a newly purchased DID which will allow you to receive inbound calls. Then we'll walk you through how to assign the connection to an outbound profile such that you can make outbound calls!
For step by step instructions on each of the requirements on the Telnyx Mission Control Portal, please follow this guide.
Once you've configured your Telnyx account, you can now proceed to setup FreePBX V13 following the guide below.
You are now all set on the Mission Control Portal side and are ready to configure your Telnyx trunk within your FreePBX V13 system.
- 1Once you load the ISO onto your server or virtual machine, you'll have a few options to select for installation. We'll be doing a full install via asterisk 13.
- 2Confirm your appropriate network settings.
- 3Confirm your root password.
- 4Wait for all the necessary packages to be installed.
- 5More modules will be updated after successful internet tests.
- 6Enter root and the password you created from step 2.
- 7You'll now be provided with the URL you need to use in order to access the FreePBX web interface.
- 1You'll be brought to the initial setup and must enter in the username, password and admin email address in order to create your account.
- 2Once you've created your account, you'll be brought to the dashboard. Select FreePBX Administration and enter your username and password.
- 3Follow the process to activate your FreePBX V13.
- 4Select your default locales.
- 5You'll be presented with some firewall details and other suggestions. You are welcome to set this up based on your requirements. Eventually, you'll be back at the dashboard and now see more details.
At this point you can now work on confirming network settings and configuring your SIP trunks and extensions.
- 1Make your way to Settings -> Asterisk SIP Settings in order to confirm your network settings.
- 2You'll want to ensure you populate the external and local network addresses under General SIP Settings and Chan SIP Settings.
- 3Click Submit and then Apply Config.
- 1Make your way to Applications -> Extensions -> Add Extension -> Add New Chan SIP Extension. The Outbound CID is the number you purchasedPORTAL from your Telnyx Mission Control Portal. The extensions secret may need to be populated under the Other tab.
Note - This device uses CHAN_SIP technology listening on Port 5160 (UDP - this is a NON STANDARD port)
- 2Click Submit and then Apply Config.
- 3For testing purposes, you can now use your SIP client to register with FreePBX using the username, password/secret and local IP address of your FreePBX.
- 1Make your way to Connectivity -> Trunks -> Add Trunk -> Add New Chan SIP Trunk. You'll now be located in the General tab.
- 2Enter a Trunk name, your Outbound CID and the maximum channels you'd like for this trunk.
- 3Specify an admin email and configure your mail server configuration by specifying a mail provider.
- 4Proceed to the Dialed Number Manipulation Rules tab.
- 5Depending on your use case, we've provided a simple dial pattern US numbers below.
For US Numbers
- prepend:1; match pattern: NXXNXXXXXX
- prepend: blank; match pattern: 1NXXNXXXXXX
- prepend: Country Dialing prefix; match pattern: NXXNXXXXXX
- prepend:blank; match pattern: (Country Dialing prefix) NXXNXXXXXX
- 6Proceed to the SIP Settings tab. In the sub tabs outgoing and incoming, you'll want to include the following below settings:
- 1Make your way to Connectivity -> Outbound Routes -> Add Outbound Route.
- 2Enter the route name, route CID and specify the Telnyx_IP trunk for this outbound route. Click Submit and Apply Config.
- 1Make your way to Connectivity -> Inbound Routes -> Add Inbound Route.
- 2Enter the route name description, DID associated with this route and specify the extension that should be associated when calls are received to the DID.
- 3Click Submit and Apply Config.
That's it, you've now completed the configuration of FreePBX V13 Credentials Trunk and can now make and receive calls by using Telnyx as your SIP provider!
Review our getting started guide to make sure your Telnyx Mission Control Portal account is setup correctly.
Checkout FreePBX's help section for extra support.
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