Securing Your Asterisk Server, Part 1 - page 3
The Importance of Passwords
The Nano text editor commands are displayed on the screen when you open it; to get more help hit ^G, which means the Control key plus the letter g, lowercase. Don't bother trying to make it a capital G, even though it is displayed that way. The Nano man page (*man nano*) may be helpful.
Just to keep it interesting, some commands do require using the Shift key, like the command to navigate to a specific line number, which is is ^_, or Control Shift Underscore.
Commands like "M-Y" mean Alt key plus y. M stands for Meta key. Why not just say Alt key? On old Sun systems the Meta was a key marked with a diamond, and on Macintosh it's the Command key. On modern systems some users prefer to use a custom keyboard mapping, so the Meta key is wherever they choose to put it. But for most of us, it's the Alt key.
ARI (Asterisk Recording Interface) Password
# nano -w /var/www/html/recordings/includes/main.conf
On line 53, change the admin password within the quotes:
$ari_admin_password = "ari_password";
Hit ^w to search for "ari_password", or ^_ to go directly to line 53.
If you're thinking "Um, storing passwords in plain text is not a good idea," you are correct. But that's the way it is for now, so guard your root password and Asterisk server well.
Flash Operator Panel (FOP) password
Close out the /var/www/html/recordings/includes/main.conf file with ^X, then hit Y to save your changes. Then:
# nano -w /var/www/html/panel/op_server.cfg
Down near the end of the file, change the password on this line:
Exit Nano and run this Asterisk@Home command:
# passwd meetme
System Mail password
Use this command:
# passwd admin
Go to http://[your-Asterisk-IP]/a2billing and log in with "root" and "myroot". Go to Administrator - Show Administator to change both the default user passwords.
Sugar CRM Password
Click "CRM" on the Asterisk@Home splash page. Login with "admin" and "password," then click "My Account" on the upper right to set a new password.
Come back next week to learn how to finish locking down Asterisk@Home.
- My very own Linux Cookbook is designed for beginning-to-intermediate Linux system administrators and users.
Solid state disks (SSDs) made a splash in consumer technology, and now the technology has its eyes on the enterprise storage market. Download this eBook to see what SSDs can do for your infrastructure and review the pros and cons of this potentially game-changing storage technology.
- 1Linux Top 3: GNOME 3.12 and New Betas for Ubuntu 14.04 and OpenMandriva Lx 2014.0
- 2Linux Top 3: Linus Lashes out, Linux 3.14 Gets PIE and Ubuntu One is Done.
- 3Linux Top 3: Ubuntu 14.04, Debian Gives Squeeze More Life and Red Hat Goes Atomic
- 4Linux Top 3: Linux 3.11, Kubuntu Goes Commercial
- 5Linux Top 3: RHEL 6.5, Debian 7.2 and EOL for Linux 3.0.x