Customer Premises Equipment (CPE) Profile

Customer Premises Equipment (CPE) profiles and the CPE inventory allow service providers to preconfigure a large number of end user devices before sending them to customers, as well as those already on a customer’s premises. Instead of entering the same values for codec, server address and the like into each of a thousand user agents, you can simply create a profile which will describe all of these parameters. After that, PortaBilling® automatically creates a configuration file for each user agent using account-specific parameters such as ID or password, which it will then fetch (for instance, from a TFTP server) and update.


If you decide later to change the address of the SIP server, you need only update it once in the profile in order for new configuration files to be built for each user agent. The user agents will then fetch them next time they go online. The config file is specific to each user agent since it contains information such as username and password, and so the user agent must fetch his own designated config file.



Column Description


Logical name of the profile.


Telephone adaptor or SIP phone.


Short text description of the profile.

Managed By

  • Administrator only (default) means that this profile will be used for your direct customers and is accessible only to your administrators.

  • Select a PortaBilling® reseller to assign this profile for use by a particular reseller.

Effective From

Set the time when the profile is to become effective.


Click the Set Effective Immediately icon for the profile to become effective immediately.


Indicates that the current profile is no longer in use.



In the edit mode, the Edit CPE Profile page will differ depending on the UA.



Note that when partial CPE profiles configuration is enabled on the Configuration server, additional controls appear near each configuration option. The controls are enabled by default, therefore to disable the provisioning of particular options, clear them.

How to clone an IP device profile

You can create a new CPE profile as a clone of an existing one. For this, open the CPE profile you want to clone and click the  Clone button. The cloned profile inherits all of the parameters from the original profile and can then be customized as desired.