Authorise Users – Block certain numbers


#1

I guys, hope you can help a newbie :laughing:

I have a question, after having your phone device connected to the asterisk server. Everything works etc. Now I wanna go a step further, in an environment with allot of users sharing a phone. Can I have a unique password assigned to each user for him/her to type in before he/she is able to dial out? There by have a billing system (Please recommend me a good 1) monitoring the outgoing call for that user and disallowing him/her access to certain numbers like example: cell phones etc.

That brings me to my second question, to block certain numbers being dialled by certain employees?

Looking forward to your inputs


#2

Can I have a unique password assigned to each user for him/her to type in before he/she is able to dial out?

Yes, look at the Authenticate application.

voip-info.org/wiki-Asterisk+cmd+authenticate

monitoring the outgoing call for that user

You can record channels to file with the Monitor application.

voip-info.org/wiki-Asterisk+cmd+monitor

That brings me to my second question, to block certain numbers being dialled by certain employees?

This can be acheived with simple dialplan logic. Look at the sample extensions.conf file as it sets up quite a bit of this for you already.

There by have a billing system (Please recommend me a good 1)

I do not use a billing system, so I can’t comment on how well this works. However here is one open source billing system for Asterisk. I’m sure that there are many more, some free; some commercial.

voip-info.org/wiki-Open+Sour … ng+Systems

Good Luck,
Dan


#3

Wow…Thanks for the great reply :smile:

I’m busy with my test server and will follow all the instructions provided in the links you supplied 8)