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Introducing OSS Endpoint Manager for FreePBX 16 & Incredible PBX 2027

If you’ve been searching for a free, open source provisioning system for your SIP telephones and you’re using Incredible PBX 2027 or other FreePBX® 16 platforms, your prayers have been answered thanks to the hard work of Bill Simon. What this buys you (for free) is a quick way to configure SIP devices from most of the major players shown above including Aastra, AudioCodes, Cisco, Linksys, CloudTC, Digium, Grandstream, Intelbras, Mitel, Norphonic, Patton, Polycom, Snom, Thomson, Unidata, Xorcom, and Yealink.

To get started, log into FreePBX on your PBX platform and click on the Settings tab. If you see OSS Endpoint Manager as you will on most Incredible PBX 2027 installations, you can skip installing OSS Endpoint Manager and move on to the next step. Otherwise, here are the steps to install OSS EPM 16. Using SSH, log into your PBX as root and issue the following commands:

cd /var/www/html/admin/modules
wget https://filedn.com/lBgbGypMOdDm8PWOoOiBR7j/OSS-EPM/ossepm16.tgz
tar zxvf ossepm16.tgz
fwconsole ma install endpointman
rm -f /tmp/*
fwconsole reload 

Once you have OSS Endpoint Manager installed, return to the FreePBX GUI and open the application under the Settings tab. Read the reminder that you’re not using Sangoma’s commercial endpoint management product. Then click on the pull-down box in the right margin. Now let’s get the templates for the various SIP devices loaded onto your server.

  1. On the right pull-down, choose EndPoint Manager Settings.
  2. Adjust the entries as desired to set up your server as the host.
  3. For Package Server, enter: https://ossepm.incrediblepbx.com/
  4. Click in any other field to save your entries.
  5. On the right pull-down, choose Template Manager.
  6. Click the displayed link to download the latest templates from GitHub.
  7. On the right pull-down, choose Package Manager.
  8. Click Check for Updates.
  9. Click Install button beside each desired Brand.

The rest is a walk in the park. Plug in your SIP devices and perform the manufacturer’s steps to place the device in configuration mode. Insert the credentials to access OSS EPM on your PBX. Then sit back and enjoy the show.

Originally published: Thursday, February 1, 2024

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1 Comment

  1. Any way to get this working with cloud hosted pbx? I’m thinking maybe clone my cloud pbx and run a local version for provisioning?

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