[Freeswitch-users] Achieving TLS + SRTP for inbound calls

David P davidswalkabout at gmail.com
Thu May 24 05:27:02 UTC 2018

While waiting for suggestions, I tried more things. In particular, I tested
whether gentls_cert was present in our FS install (which is at
/opt/freeswitch/ on ubuntu).

It is present, but the CA root cert step writes to
{prefix}/etc/freeswitch/tls/CA/ instead of {prefix}/conf/ssl/CA/. In
particular, the root CA step generates:



And the server cert step generates:



Reviewing agent.pem shows it's fine:
openssl x509 -noout -inform pem -text -in

But it's owned by user root group root, so:
cd /opt/freeswitch/etc/freeswitch/tls/
chmod 640 agent.pem CA/cacert.pem
chown root.freeswitch agent.pem CA/cacert.pem

Then I edited /opt/freeswitch/etc/freeswitch/vars.xml to set
internal_ssl_enable and external_ssl_enable to true.

Then I restarted FS. I checked the CLI and it shows "WS SETUP FAILED"
repeatedly. *Any suggestion?*

Blazing ahead...then I exposed the public IP of the FS machine under a
subdomain of the CA root cert's domain. (I used a wildcard subdomain for
-org when generating both certs; maybe giving a wildcard this way is
unnecessary or counterproductive.)

Now, the part that puzzles me: I'm already using a "real CA" cert in order
to serve my verto client files over https from my DNS name, so browsers
won't show security warnings. But I bet I need to have the same CA root
cert installed in FS as I use in the webserver, right? I saw the note that
commercial certs should work, but *it's not clear what steps to follow to
install one*.


On Tue, May 22, 2018 at 9:50 PM, David P <davidswalkabout at gmail.com> wrote:

> We use conferences to allow a verto user to call and connect with an
> Asterisk channel. We would like to secure both signalling and media via TLS
> + SRTP, and I've read https://freeswitch.org/
> confluence/display/FREESWITCH/SIP+TLS a few times to understand how to do
> this. Note that that page has a broken link: https://wiki.freeswitch.org/
> wiki/Secure_RTP
> First, is it still true that FS doesn't offer prebuilt installs (for
> Ubuntu) to support this kind of security?
> Assuming that it must be compiled, I began to follow
> https://freeswitch.org/confluence/display/FREESWITCH/Debian+8+Jessie with
> the additional first step of:  apt-get install libssl-dev
> I soon ran into "Unable to locate package freeswitch-video-deps-most".
> What should I try next?
> Cheers,
> David
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