# Asterisk ARI # Asterisk 12 introduced ARI, the Asterisk REST Interface. Enable it. First, enable Asterisk's built-in http server by editing `/etc/asterisk/http.conf`: [general] enabled = yes bindaddr=:: bindport=8088 Edit `/etc/asterisk/ari.conf`: [general] enabled = yes pretty = yes [asterisk] type = user read_only = no password = mysecret Restart Asterisk: asterisk*CLI> core restart now We can curl, but since the ARI requires WebSockets all we get is: curl http://asterisk:mysecret@localhost:8088/ari/events?api_key=asterisk:mysecret&app=hello-world 426 Upgrade Required

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The ARI consists of three interrelated pieces: 1. A RESTful interface through which a client controls resources in Asterisk. 2. A WebSocket that conveys Asterisk events to a client in JSON. 3. The Stasis dialplan application that gives a client control of an Asterisk channel. Together, the three pieces allow a developer to build a custom communication application to manipulate and control Asterisk. ## Links ## - https://github.com/asterisk/ari-examples - https://wiki.asterisk.org/wiki/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=29395573