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Storing call recordings

Overview

This tutorial covers how to store your Telnyx call recordings in Amazon S3 or Google Cloud Storage. Call recordings are automatically stored in S3 buckets owned by Telnyx, but users can opt to store recordings in their own S3 or GCS buckets instead.

Telnyx’s S3 storage

The recordings for the calls are stored in the S3 buckets owned by Telnyx. The link to them is shared in the webhook “call.recording.saved” when they are ready to download.

{
"created_at": "2022-02-04T11:36:13.612978Z",
"event_type": "recording_saved",
"payload": {
"call_control_id": "9977677e-85ae-11ec-826d-02420a0d7e70",
"call_leg_id": "9977677e-85ae-11ec-826d-02420a0d7e70",
"call_session_id": "99706bb8-85ae-11ec-885c-02420a0d7e70",
"channels": "single",
"client_state": null,
"connection_id": "1684641123236054244",
"end_time": "2022-02-04T11:36:12.788447Z",
"format": "wav",
"occurred_at": "2022-02-04T11:36:13.508869Z",
"public_recording_urls": {},
"recording_ended_at": "2022-02-04T11:36:12.788447Z",
"recording_id": "10cd86ac-fef8-4765-b203-0f7511f9fc75",
"recording_started_at": "2022-02-04T11:36:08.148619Z",
"recording_urls": {
"wav": "https://s3.amazonaws.com/telephony-recorder-prod/047e057e-cb46-4b11-bb31-37987e753ed7/2022-02-04/9977677e-85ae-11ec-826d-02420a0d7e70-1643974566.wav?X-Amz-Algorithm=AWS4-HMAC-SHA256&X-Amz-Credential=xxx%2Faws4_request&X-Amz-Date=20220204T113613Z&X-Amz-Expires=600&X-Amz-SignedHeaders=host&X-Amz-Signature=xxx"
},
"start_time": "2022-02-04T11:36:08.148619Z"
},
"record_type": "event",
"webhook_id": "a6854826-41ae-4781-b299-415a760663a0"
}

The link to the recording is active for 10 minutes.

Using custom GCS storage

As an alternative, the recordings can be stored in a GCS bucket owned by the customer. To set this up, the following requests with user credentials to the storage need to be sent for every particular application:

curl --location --request POST 'https://api.telnyx.com/v2/custom_storage_credentials/{call_control_application_id}' \
--header 'Authorization: Bearer xxxx' \
--header 'Content-Type: application/json' \
--data-raw '{
"backend": "gcs",
"configuration": {
"credentials": "JSON_WITH_CREDENTIALS",
"bucket": "BUCKET_NAME"
}
}'

The provided user must have permission to store the files in the bucket. The information on how to generate the credentials can be found in the GCS docs here.

The information on where the recording is stored will be sent in the webhook “call.recording.saved” as well.

{
"call_control_id": "d9d877c6-8424-11ec-b0b1-02420a0d7e68",
"call_leg_id": "d9d877c6-8424-11ec-b0b1-02420a0d7e68",
"call_session_id": "d9d3ba60-8424-11ec-a0c2-02420a0d7e68",
"channels": "single",
"client_state": null,
"connection_id": "1684641123236054244",
"end_time": "2022-02-02T12:37:48.670332Z",
"format": "wav",
"public_recording_urls": {},
"recording_ended_at": "2022-02-02T12:37:48.670332Z",
"recording_id": "505f7da3-c50a-4e05-8234-758196993ee3",
"recording_started_at": "2022-02-02T12:37:41.996407Z",
"recording_urls": {
"wav": "gs://tacrde12904/047e057e-cb46-4b11-bb31-37987e753ed7/2022-02-02/d9d877c6-8424-11ec-b0b1-02420a0d7e68-1643805460"
},
"start_time": "2022-02-02T12:37:41.996407Z"
}

Using custom S3 storage

It is possible to use AWS S3 storage owned by the customer. In that case, the storage configuration can be provided in the following way:

curl --location --request POST 'https://api.telnyx.com/v2/custom_storage_credentials/{call_control_application_id}' \
--header 'Authorization: Bearer xxxx' \
--header 'Content-Type: application/json' \
--data-raw '{
"backend": "s3",
"configuration": {
"bucket": "BUCKET_NAME",
"region" : "REGION_NAME",
"aws_access_key_id" : "AWS_ACCESS_KEY_ID",
"aws_secret_access_key" : "AWS_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY"
}
}'

In that case, the webhook “call.recording.saved” will look like this:

{
"call_control_id": "d9d877c6-8424-11ec-b0b1-02420a0d7e68",
"call_leg_id": "d9d877c6-8424-11ec-b0b1-02420a0d7e68",
"call_session_id": "d9d3ba60-8424-11ec-a0c2-02420a0d7e68",
"channels": "single",
"client_state": null,
"connection_id": "1684641123236054244",
"end_time": "2022-02-02T12:37:48.670332Z",
"format": "wav",
"public_recording_urls": {},
"recording_ended_at": "2022-02-02T12:37:48.670332Z",
"recording_id": "505f7da3-c50a-4e05-8234-758196993ee3",
"recording_started_at": "2022-02-02T12:37:41.996407Z",
"recording_urls": {
"wav": "s3://tacrde12904/047e057e-cb46-4b11-bb31-37987e753ed7/2022-02-02/d9d877c6-8424-11ec-b0b1-02420a0d7e68-1643805460"
},
"start_time": "2022-02-02T12:37:41.996407Z"
}

Using custom Microsoft Azure Blob Storage storage

The Microsoft Azure Blob Storage can be used for storing recordings too. In that case, the storage configuration can be provided in the following way:

curl --location --request POST 'https://api.telnyx.com/v2/custom_storage_credentials/{call_control_application_id}' \
--header 'Authorization: Bearer xxxx' \
--header 'Content-Type: application/json' \
--data-raw '{
"backend": "azure",
"configuration": {
"bucket": "BUCKET_NAME",
"account_name" : "AZURE_ACCOUNT_NAME",
"account_key" : "AZURE_ACCOUNT_KEY"
}
}'

In that case, the webhook “call.recording.saved” will look like this:

{
"call_control_id": "d9d877c6-8424-11ec-b0b1-02420a0d7e68",
"call_leg_id": "d9d877c6-8424-11ec-b0b1-02420a0d7e68",
"call_session_id": "d9d3ba60-8424-11ec-a0c2-02420a0d7e68",
"channels": "single",
"client_state": null,
"connection_id": "1684641123236054244",
"end_time": "2022-02-02T12:37:48.670332Z",
"format": "wav",
"public_recording_urls": {},
"recording_ended_at": "2022-02-02T12:37:48.670332Z",
"recording_id": "505f7da3-c50a-4e05-8234-758196993ee3",
"recording_started_at": "2022-02-02T12:37:41.996407Z",
"recording_urls": {
"wav": "https://my-account.blob.core.windows.net/my-bucket/7ab0a016-479f-4ab1-beaf-87b1a7430a01/2023-12-05/d9d877c6-8424-11ec-b0b1-02420a0d7e68-1643805461"
},
"start_time": "2022-02-02T12:37:41.996407Z"
}

Please find more details about the endpoints for managing call recording storage settings in our Developer Docs .

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