With the addition of OBi Expert, it is no longer necessary to disable auto-provisioning and still customize your OBi configuration.
If you disable auto-provisioning, you will not be able to manage your OBi devices remotely. This includes managing devices remotely using the OBi Expert Configuration pages on the OBiTALK.com
portal and if you are a managed service provider, devices you want to manage remotely using your in-house provisioning service.
Please see this thread for an introduction to OBi Expert Configuration:http://www.obitalk.com/forum/index.php?topic=458.0
It is important to note that the OBi device can be managed in a variety of ways. This makes it a very versatile VoIP endpoint for end-user consumer managed, small business (VAR) managed or full-blown Service Provider managed CPE. So, depending on what kind of user you are, you should know that it is NOT ADVISABLE to make modifications to the OBi device web page configuration and then use the OBiTALK portal to make additional modifications.
To disable auto-provisioning via OBiTALK, open your browser to your OBi's IP address (***1). Select "System Management / Auto Provisioning." In the Auto Provisioning settings section, select Disabled from the drop down menu next to Method.
What will happen if you do this? The OBiTALK derived configuration will over-write ALL settings modified directly on the device web page that are in conflict. This includes Service Provider account information and call routing rules.
In most usage / application environments, the OBiTALK portal will provide more than sufficient management control for users who have a single OBi device or many devices and people in their Circle of Trust. Obihai is always adding functionality to the OBiTALK portal, so if you see something you want, please speak up and post a topic in the Feature Request forum or send us an e-mail.
We have made available a detailed OBi Device Admin Guide so that expert users can gain a complete understanding of the device's operation.
Admin Guide, OBiTALK Device Management Gide, and Other Docs Here: http://www.obihai.com/docs-downloads.html