Asterisk Binding Openhabian

I am new to OpenHab and home automation. I have a few things around the house that I would like to play with. I have Asterisk installed. I have messed with that for several years.

I am not a coder or programmer of any type either.

I would like to install Asterisk into my new installation of OpenHabian.
I have downloaded the org.openhab.binding.asterisk file in put it into /usr/share/openhab2/addons.
Is this the jar file? It doesn’t end in the .jar. I got it from

I created a file in /etc/openhab2/services/asterisk.cfg with the credentials of my asterisk server.

I am not sure where to go from where. I stopped openhab2 systemctl stop openhab2 and started openhab2 via systemctl start openhab2.

I don’t see “asterisk” in the addons and not sure where to go from here to get the asterisk binding installed.

Any help would be appreciated.

Once I get it installed is there any documentation to say for example to get callerid to show up on my Samsung TV?

TIA. This home automation package is awesome. I can’t wait to learn more about it.

No, this is the wrong file. You have to download the compiled file from here:$org.openhab.binding.asterisk/artifact/org.openhab.binding/org.openhab.binding.asterisk/1.12.0-SNAPSHOT/org.openhab.binding.asterisk-1.12.0-SNAPSHOT.jar

For configuration, see

As this is an openHAB1 binding, you have to do all configuration through text files (asterisk.cfg, my.items)

There is no way to directly show the number on your TV, you will have to use kodi or something similar. the samsung tv binding is only to control tv (and get informations of course) but not to display informations on your tv.

Thanks very much, I appreciate the help.

So to understand a little better. If I had kodi running and a call came in, it would be possible to display the caller id info while in KODI. If I had say DirecTV up and running and a call comes in then if there was a binding for DirecTV then it would have to come through that binding if I wasn’t in KODI at the time the call came in? Again thanks for your help.

I don’t know DirecTV :slight_smile: but I guess it’s something like kodi or vdr, so yes, if there would be a binding for this, you could use this, but you have to have it active (you can get the information about the active channel with the samsung binding…)
Since there is no binding for DirecTV yet, maybe it’s possible to use http instead.

DirectTv is a US based Satellite Television provider.

Ahh. Then I’m afraid I doubt, that there will be a possibility to display additional information if not using kodi, vdr, mythTV (sure I’ve forgotten many others).