FreePBX 2.11 Guide: Create an extension

Creating an extension in FreePBX is very straight forward. There are a lot options, but we only need to enter a few. We will be creating a SIP extension, most softphones and VOIP phones are SIP compatible.

Select Applications / Extensions from the main menu

Add FreePBX extension

Add FreePBX extension

Click Submit to create a generic SIP device

Add SIP device

Add SIP device

Enter an extension number and a display name. Display name could be the name of the person using the phone

Enter extension details

Enter extension details

Scroll down and choose a password (secret) for the extension and if the phone is going to be behind a broadband router choose ‘Yes’ for Nat. Do not use a simple password for the extension!!

FreePBX extension password

FreePBX extension password

And we’re done! Scroll down and click Submit

FreePBX Submit changes

FreePBX Submit changes

Finally click Apply Config. This will load the changes made in to Asterisk and must be done after updating anything in FreePBX

FreePBX Apply Config

FreePBX Apply Config

 

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