Asterisk – permissions and ownership for the socket console

If you need to give asterisk operational permission to a simple user on linux system, first of all you can add it on asterisk group, then you can edit “asterisk.conf” usually on /etc/asterisk/ and give rwx permission to asterisk group like this (add if they don’t exist):

astctlpermissions => 770
astctlowner => asterisk
astctlgroup => asterisk
astctl => /var/run/asterisk/asterisk.ctl

Restart asterisk to apply changes.

Common error (wrong socket permission):

[leo@srv01 ~]$ /usr/sbin/asterisk -r
Asterisk 1.4.22-4 RPM by, Copyright (C) 1999 - 2008 Digium, Inc. and others.
Created by Mark Spencer
Asterisk comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY; type 'core show warranty' for details.
This is free software, with components licensed under the GNU General Public
License version 2 and other licenses; you are welcome to redistribute it under
certain conditions. Type 'core show license' for details.
Unable to connect to remote asterisk (does /var/run/asterisk/asterisk.ctl exist?)
[leo@srv01 ~]$