Default ARI Admin password error

If you are using FreePBX 2.8.x and experience the following error:

You are using the default ARI Admin password that is widely known, you should change to a new password. Do this in amportal.conf
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You can correct it as follows:

1. $ nano -w “/var/www/html/recordings/includes/main.conf.php”

2. Change:

$ARI_ADMIN_PASSWORD =”ari_password”


$ARI_ADMIN_PASSWORD =”your-new-secret-password”

3. Close and save the file.

4. Edit /etc/amportal.conf and add the following lines at the bottom:


NOTE: Its expected that you will change “your-new-secret-password” to something only you know.

5. Restart amportal using –  $ amportal restart

FreePBX symlink from modules failed for chan_dahdi

When using FreePBX 2.8x and/or Elastix you experience the following error:

retrieve_conf failed to sym link:
/etc/asterisk/chan_dahdi.conf from dahdiconfig/etc
This can result in FATAL failures to your PBX. If the target file exists and not identical, the symlink will not occur and you should rename the target file to allow the automatic sym link to occur and remove this error, unless this is an intentional customization.

To resolve this error:

1. $ rm -f /var/www/html/admin/modules/dahdiconfig/etc/chan_dahdi.conf

2. $ amportal restart

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