Password security for the IP phone

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Sep 30th, 2007
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I want to secure the IP phone by giving the password so that the ip phone will prompt for the password when ever the user want to make the cal.Please let me know what are the setting for the password security.


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Rob Huffman Mon, 10/01/2007 - 05:23
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Hi Lal,

There is no simple way to do this, but here are two methods that will "Lock down" the IP Phone.Have a look;

The Cisco CallManager Extension Mobility feature allows users to configure any Cisco IP Phone 7940 or Cisco IP Phone 7960 as their own, on a temporary basis, by logging in to that phone. After a user logs in, the phone adopts the user individual user default device profile information, including line numbers,Long distance access, speed dials, services links, and other user-specific properties of a phone. For example, when user A occupies a desk and logs in to the phone, that user's directory number(s), services, speed dials, and other properties appear on that phone; but when user B uses the same desk at a different time, user B's information appears. The Cisco CallManager Extension Mobility feature dynamically configures a phone according to the current user.

From this doc;

Cisco CallManager Extension Mobility

Or you could use Forced Authorization Codes (FAC);

The Forced Authorization Codes (FAC) feature, which allows you to regulate the types of calls that certain users can place, forces the user to enter a valid authorization code on the phone before the call completes.

From this doc;

Configuring Forced Authorization Codes

Hope this helps!


sandeep_raman Mon, 07/27/2009 - 02:59
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Hi Lal,

There is no security for IP phones in terms of Password unless you use Extension Mobility. You can use some external Applications wihch can help you achieve this


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