A SIP Endpoint represents a device that makes or receives calls via your Gateway. This could be a physical IP phone, a softphone app on a PC or smartphone, an Analog Telephone Adapter (ATA), or even a PBX system.
You need to create one SIP Endpoint in your VoicePulse account for each of your SIP devices that will be communicating directly with VoicePulse (if you have 6 IP phones talking to your Asterisk server, which in turn talks to VoicePulse, then you only need to create one SIP Endpoint). When creating a SIP Endpoint, choose a username and password that are not easily guessed. Enter this same username and password into your SIP device.
We recommend using a random password generator like the ones linked below to create unique, secure SIP Endpoint passwords:
You can also use IP-based authentication for a SIP Endpoint, and bypass the need for a username or password. This is useful if your SIP device has an IP address that will not change, and it is the only SIP device that will be contacting VoicePulse FIVE from that IP address. Please read the What is IP Authentication? article before using this method.
Visit the What is a Gateway? article for more information on how SIP Endpoints fit in to your VoicePulse FIVE service.