Asterisk Manager Interface (AMI) for PHP 5.4+ supporting legacy v1.4 to v13 with no thrills.

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Asterisk Manager Interface (AMI) for PHP 5.4+ supporting legacy v1.4 to v13 with no thrills.

This is a fork and update of the AMI portion of the now defunc PHPAGI PHP 4.4 project which has not been updated since 2010.

We have kept the simplicity of a single class with command methods, adding a packagist entry and namespaces. This is a breaking change as class and method names have changed to follow modern standards, however they are a 1:1 mapping so updating your code should be straight forward.


If you are dealing with only Asterisk v13+ servers, consider using PAMI instead, which uses modern design paterns with observer-listener pattern. It no longer supports legacy Asterisk versions like v1.4 however. It may also see less development than the NAMI library for NodeJS.


The project is considered in a usable state and feature complete.

This project is used in corporate applications. As such, the authors are unlikely to update it on a regular basis, but instead when the corporate applications that use it run into problems. You should expect updates in the 5-10yr range.

Issues and PRs will be monitored, and we will continue to work with the community to provide updates as they are contributed.

Installing via Composer

The recommended way to install PHPAMI is through Composer.

# Install Composer
curl -sS | php

Next, run the Composer command to install the latest stable version:

composer.phar require ofbeaton/phpami

After installing, you can now use it in your code:

   $ami = new \PHPAMI\Ami();
   if ($ami->connect('localhost:5038', 'myuser', 'mysecret', 'off') === false) {
      throw new \RuntimeException('Could not connect to Asterisk Management Interface.');
   // // if you have a looping of command function
   // // set allowTimeout flag to true
   // $ami->allowTimeout();

   // $result contains the output from the command
   $result = $ami->command('core show channels');


This software is distributed under the LGPL 2.1 License. Please see License file for more information.

This library is a fork of the now defunc PHPAGI project by Matthew Asham. See Fork release for more details.