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Configuring Self-Provisioning in CUCM

Self-Provisioning is another function that makes CUCM deployment and user management much easier.

It helps the user to automatically associate and configure the phone.

Let's look into the process of configuring this function.

The users already have been imported from Active Directory. Integrating CUCM with AD is described in the previous article.

First of all, configure device and line templates for auto-registration: Cisco Unified CM Administration > User Management > User/Phone Add > Universal Device Template and Cisco Unified CM Administration > User Management > User/Phone Add > Universal Line Template

Universal Device Template

Universal Line Template

Here you can configure the route partition for the lines to be placed in, CSS, alerting name, the user's locale and other parameters.

Now enable auto-registration.

Proceed to Cisco Unified CM Administration > System > Cisco Unified CM.

Select the server to enable auto-registration. Uncheck "Auto-registration Disabled on this Cisco Unified Communications Manager" and select the templates you have configured.

Now the first step is over. New phones will be automatically registered with DNs from the range specified in the Auto-registration Information section.

Now you should let the users configure the phones for themselves.

Create a CTI Route Point.

Cisco Unified CM Administration > Device > CTI Route Point

Add a DN for this CTI Route Point.

Create an Application User: Cisco Unified CM Administration > User Management > Application User

Add your CTI Route Point to the Controlled Devices. Add the user to Standard CTI Allow Control of All Devices and Standard CTI Enabled groups.

Configure the Self-Provisioning parameters in Cisco Unified CM Administration > User Management > Self Provisioning

Configure the User Profile in Cisco Unified CM Administration > User Management > User Settings

The configuration is complete.

Now a user can make a call from a phone to your CTI Route Point. The IVR will take up the call and prompt the user to enter the Self Service User ID and PIN. Then the phone will restart automatically and after the launch it will be configured for this user.

The phone will be bound to the user's DN, the owner will be specified and the phone will be added to the user's Controlled Devices.

The following DN parameters will also be configured: CSS, Alerting Name, Caller ID and Line Text Label.

So, after you've configured Self-Provisioning, you can completely exclude the administrator from the process of setting up new phones.