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Configuration options reference

This topic lists and describes, by container and then by domain, the configuration settings found in the '<Genesys Softphone Installation Directory>\Softphone.config' file. For an example of the configuration file, see Configuring Genesys Softphone.

The Softphone.config file is installed, along with genesys_softphone.exe, by either the Genesys Installation Wizard or silently by command line. The contents of the Softphone.config file is generated by the choices specified in the wizard or by modifications made to the genesys_silent.ini file.

In the Softphone.config file, the following attributes of the Connector section are set by setup.exe: protocol, port, and certificate_search_value, while enable_sessionid, auto_restart are not. The default value of these attributes are designed to address most business deployments. However, if you want to adjust their values, follow these steps to make a custom deployment:

  1. Install Genesys Softphone on an administrator's machine.
  2. Edit the Softphone.config file to change the values of the attributes in the Connector section.
  3. Repackage Genesys Softphone with the custom Softphone.config file through an IT-controlled installation.
  4. Push the custom package to the agent workstations.

Basic Container

The first container ("Basic") holds the basic connectivity details that are required to connect to your SIP Server. This container has at least one connection (Connectivity) element with the following attributes:

<Connectivity user="DN" server="SERVER:PORT" protocol="TRANSPORT"/>

SIP

If you are using a configuration that supports Disaster Recovery and Geo-Redundancy, there may be multiple connection elements present with each specifying a separate possible connection. You will have to make the following changes and save the updated configuration file before using the Genesys Softphone:

  • user="DN"—Supply a valid DN for the user attribute.
  • server="SERVER:PORT" or "SERVER"—Replace SERVER with the host name or IP Address of the Session Border Controller (SBC), and PORT with the SIP port of the SBC, when applicable. For SRV resolution, specify SERVER with the SRV record without including the port number in the server's URI. Also see SRV Resolution below.
  • protocol="TRANSPORT"—Set the protocol attribute to reflect the protocol being used to communicate with the SBC: "UDP" in PureEngage Cloud.

SRV Resolution

When using an SRV record for the server parameter, note the following:

  • Do not specify the port in the server URI.
  • Genesys Softphone does not take into account the weight field of an SRV record.
  • You can not combine IPv4 and IPv6 for a single FQDN.
  • The maximum number of targets (SRV records) per service is 20.
  • You can only specify SRV records in the server parameter of the Connectivity element. You can not use SRV records for the mailbox section or the vq_report_collector setting.

WebRTC

You will have to make the following changes and save the updated configuration file before using the Genesys Softphone:

  • user="DN"—Supply a valid DN for the user attribute.
  • server="WEBRTCGATEWAY_SERVER:WEBRTCGATEWAY_PORT?sip-proxy-address="SIPPROXY_SERVER:SIPPROXY_PORT"—Replace WEBRTCGATEWAY_SERVER with the host name where the WebRTC Gateway is deployed, and PORT with the HTTPS port of the WebRTC Gateway. Also, replace SIPPROXY_SERVER and SIPPROXY_PORT (optional) with the connectivity parameters of the SIP Proxy that need to be contacted by the WebRTC Gateway to register this DN.
  • protocol="TRANSPORT"—Set the protocol attribute to reflect the protocol being used to communicate with the WebRTC Gateway: HTTPS.
Important
Your environment can have up to six SIP URIs (Connectivity sections) that represent six endpoint connections with SIP Server.
Domain Section Setting Default Value Description
Connectivity user The first user's DN extension as configured in the configuration database. Included in the SIP URI—for example, <sip:DN0@serverHostName0:port0>
server The SIP Server or Proxy location for the first user. Included in the SIP URI—for example, <sip:DN0@serverHostName0:port0>
protocol The transport procotcol for the first user. For example, UDP, TCP, or TLS.

Genesys Container

The second Container ("Genesys") holds a number of configurable settings that are organized into domains and sections. These settings do not have to be changed, but can be customized.

An overview of the settings in this container and the valid values for these settings is provided here:


Domain Section Setting Default value Description
Connectivity user The first user's DN extension as configured in the configuration database. Included in the SIP URI. For example, <sip:DN0@serverHostName0:port0>
server The SIP Server or Proxy location for the first user. Included in the SIP URI. For example, <sip:DN0@serverHostName0:port0>
protocol The transport procotcol for the first user. For example, UDP, TCP, or TLS.

Genesys container

The "Genesys" container holds a number of configurable settings that are organized into domains and sections. You don't have to change these settings but you can customize them.

The following table presents an overview of the settings in this container and their valid values:

Domain Section Setting Values Description
policy
endpoint
include_os_version_in_user_agent_header Number If set to 1, the user agent field includes the OS version the client is currently running on.


Default value: 1

gui_call_lines Number from 1 to 7 This option controls the number of phone lines in the First Party Call Control tab.


Valid values: Integer between 1 and 7.
Default value: 3

gui_tabs Comma-separated list of tab names This option controls what tabs are shown in the GUI and their order.


Valid values: Comma-separated list of tab names in any order. The tab names are status, calls,and devices. Names can be shortened to stat, call, and dev. The value is case-sensitive. This option ignores unrecognizable and duplicate tab names. If the setting is present but has an incorrect value, the value will fall back to the single tab status.
Default value: status,calls,devices

include_sdk_version_in_user_agent_header Number If set to 1, the user agent field includes the SDK version the client is currently running on.


Default value: 1

ip_versions IPv4

IPv6
IPv4,IPv6
IPv6,IPv4
empty

  • A value of IPv4 means that the application selects an available local IPv4 address; IPv6 addresses are ignored.
  • A value of IPv6 means that the application selects an available local IPv6 address; IPv4 addresses are ignored.
  • A value of IPv4,IPv6 or an empty value means that the application selects an IPv4 address if one exists. If not, an available IPv6 address is selected.
  • A value of IPv6,IPv4 means that the application selects an IPv6 address if one exists. If not, an available IPv4 address is selected.

Default value: IPv4
NOTE: This parameter has no effect if the public_address option specifies an explicit IP address.

public_address String Local IP address or Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN) of the machine. This setting can be an explicit setting or a special value that the GSP uses to automatically obtain the public address.


Valid values:
This setting can have one of the following explicit values:

  • An IP address. For example, 192.168.16.123 for IPv4 or FE80::0202:B3FF:FE1E:8329 for IPv6.
  • A bare host name or fully qualified domain name (FQDN). For example, epsipwin2 or epsipwin2.us.example.com.

This setting can have one of the following special values:

  • $auto: The GSP selects the first valid IP address on the first network adapter that is active (status=up) and has the default gateway configured. IP family preference is specified by the policy.endpoint.ip_versions setting.
  • $ipv4 or $ipv6: Same behavior as the $auto setting but the GSP restricts the address to a particular IP family.
  • $host: The GSP retrieves the standard host name for the local computer using the gethostname system function.
  • $fqdn: The GSP retrieves the fully qualified DNS name of the local computer. The GSP uses the GetComputerNameEx function with parameter ComputerNameDnsFullyQualified.
  • $net:<subnet> Where 'subnet' is a full CIDR name, as per RFC 4632. For example, '$net:192.168.0.0/16'. The first valid IP address that belongs to the specified subnet is selected. To support a dynamic VPN connection, Genesys Softphone does not start registration attempts until the interface (configured by adapter name or subnet) is available. [Added: 9.0.xxx.xx]
  • An adapter name or part of an adapter name prefixed with $. For example, $Local Area Connection 2 or $Local. The specified name must be different from the special values $auto, $ipv4, $host, and $fqdn.

Default value: Empty string which is fully equivalent to the $auto value.
If the value is specified as an explicit host name, FQDN, or $fqdn, the Contact header includes the host name or FQDN for the recipient of SIP messages (SIP Server or SIP proxy) to resolve on their own. For all other cases, including $host, the resolved IP address is used for Contact. The value in SDP is always the IP address.

include_mac_address Number If set to 1, the MAC address is included in the Contact header of the REGISTER message of the host's network interface in a format compatible with RFC 5626.


Default value: 0

rtp_inactivity_timeout Number Timeout interval in seconds for RTP inactivity.


Valid values: Integers from 5 to 150.
Default value: 150
Suggested value: 30

rtp_port_min Number The integer value representing the minimum value for an RTP port range. Must be within the valid port range of 9000 to 65535. If the minimum and maximum values are not specified or are set to an invalid value, the default minimum (9000) and maximum (minimum value + 999) are used. Setting the minimum to a value that is larger than the maximum is considered an error and will result in a failure to initialize the endpoint.
rtp_port_max Number The integer value representing the maximum value for an RTP port range. Must be within the valid port range of 9000 to 65535. If the minimum and maximum values are not specified or are set to an invalid value, the default minimum (9000) and maximum (minimum value + 999) are used. Setting the maximum to a value that is less than the minimum is considered an error and will result in a failure to initialize the endpoint.
tcp_port_min Number The integer value representing the minimum value for a TCP client-side port range. Must be within the valid port range of 1 to 65535. If set to 0 (default) or if the configured range is not valid, SIP connections over TCP and TLS use ephemeral ports, assigned by the operating system.
tcp_port_max Number The integer value representing the maximum value for a TCP client-side port range. Must be within the valid port range of 1 to 65535.

If set to 0 (default) or if the configured range is not valid, SIP connections over TCP and TLS use ephemeral ports, assigned by the operating system.

If the value is non-zero and greater than the tcp_port_min value, this value specifies the maximum value for a TCP client-side SIP port range that will be used for all outgoing SIP connections over TCP and TLS transport.

sip_port_min Number The integer value representing the minimum value for a SIP port range. Must be within the valid port range of 1 to 65535. If the minimum and maximum values are not specified or are set to an invalid value, the default minimum (5060) and maximum (minimum value + 6) are used. Setting the minimum to a value that is larger than the maximum is considered an error and will result in a failure to initialize the endpoint.
sip_port_max Number The integer value representing the maximum value for a SIP port range. Must be within the valid port range of 1 to 65535. If the minimum and maximum values are not specified or are set to an invalid value, the default minimum (5060) and maximum (minimum value + 6) are used. Setting the maximum to a value that is less than the minimum is considered an error and will result in a failure to initialize the endpoint.
sip_transaction_timeout Number SIP transaction timeout value in milliseconds.


Valid values: 1 through 32000.
Default value: 4000
Recommended value: 4000

vq_alarm_threshold 0 (default) or number from 1.0 to 5.0 Specifies Mean Opinion Score (MOS — a measure of reported network quality ratings) threshold for generating Voice Quality Alarms. The value 0 disables the alarms. The recommended threshold value is 3.5. Using values above 4.2 are not recommended as an MOS that high might not be obtainable with some codecs, even under perfect network conditions.
vq_report_collector
vq_report_publish
webrtc_audio_layer 0
1
2
500
501
502
1000
1001
1002
2000
2001
2002
3000
3001
3002
Valid values:
  • 0: The audio layer is defined by the GCTI_AUDIO_LAYER environment variable — Core audio is used if this environment variable is not specified.
  • 1: Wave audio layer is used.
  • 2: Core audio layer is used.
  • 500: The audio layer ensures that Microsoft Windows MultiMedia Class Scheduler Service (MMCSS) is kept alive by the system independent of the actual audio activity on input and output devices. It can be combined with the values 0, 1, or 2 (500, 501, or 502) to specify the type of audio layer.
  • 1000: Instructs the audio layer to open the microphone channel when the endpoint starts up, using the audio layer type defined by option 0, and to keep it open until the endpoint is terminated. It can be combined with the values 0, 1, or 2 (1000, 1001, or 1002) to specify the type of audio layer.
  • 2000: Opens the speaker channel for the life of the endpoint, using the audio layer type defined by option 0. Eliminates any delay in opening the audio device when an incoming or outgoing call is connected, for example in environments where audio device startup is slow due to a required restart of the Windows MMCSS service. It can be combined with the values 0, 1, or 2 (2000, 2001, or 2002) to specify the type of audio layer.
  • 3000: Opens the microphone and speaker channels for the life of the endpoint, using the audio layer type defined by option 0. It can be combined with the values 0, 1, or 2 (3000, 3001, or 3002) to specify the type of audio layer.
session
agc_mode 0

1

If set to 0, AGC (Automatic Gain Control) is disabled; if set to 1, it is enabled. Other values are reserved for future extensions. This configuration is applied at startup, after that the agc_mode setting can be changed to 1 or 0 from the main sample application.


Default value: 1
NOTE: It is not possible to apply different AGC settings for different channels in multi-channel scenarios.

rx_agc_mode 0

1

Enables and disables Receiving-side Automatic Gain Control (Rx AGC). [Added: 9.0.xxx.xx]
  • 0: Disables the feature (default)
  • 1: Enables Receiving-side AGC, resulting in automatic adjustment of the volume of the received RTP stream. This ensures that the volume of all calls is adequate for agents to hear the contact.
auto_answer Number If set to 1, all incoming calls are answered automatically.
dtmf_method Rfc2833

Info
InbandRtp

Method to send DTMF
echo_control 0
1
Valid values: 0 or 1. If set to 1, echo control is enabled.
noise_suppression 0
1
Valid values: 0 or 1. If set to 1, noise suppression is enabled.
dtx_mode Number Valid values: 0 or 1. If set to 1, DTX is activated.
reject_session_when_headset_na Number Valid values: 0 or 1. If set to 1, the GSP rejects the incoming session if a USB headset is not available.
sip_code_when_headset_na Number If a valid SIP error code is supplied, the GSP rejects the incoming session with the specified SIP error code if a USB headset is not available.


Default value: 480

vad_level Number Sets the degree of bandwidth reduction.


Valid values: 0 – 3 — from 0 (conventional VAD) to 3 (aggressive high).

ringing_enabled Number Valid values: 0, 1, 2, 3, or 4

0: None, disable ringtone
1: Play ringtone through system default device only. Configure media in system.media.ringing_file.
2: Play ringtone through communication device (headset) only. Configure media in policy.session.ringing_file.
3: Play ringtone through both devices at the same time.
4: Play ringtone through a separate ringer device, specified by policy.device.ringer_device.
Default value: 1
Specifies whether to enable the ringtone and on which device to play the media file.

ringing_timeout Number Specifies the duration, in seconds, of the ringtone. If set to 0 or if the value is empty, the ringing time is unlimited.


Valid values: Empty, 0, or a positive number
Default value: 0

ringing_file
String Specifies the audio file that is played in the audio out device (headset) when the ringtone is enabled with the ringing_enabled option.

Note that WebRTC does not support MP3 playback. The ringtone file for built-in ringing is a RIFF (little-endian) WAVE file using one of the following formats:
kWavFormatPcm = 1, PCM, each sample of size bytes_per_sample
kWavFormatALaw = 6, 8-bit ITU-T G.711 A-law
kWavFormatMuLaw = 7, 8-bit ITU-T G.711 mu-law

Uncompressed PCM audio must 16 bit mono or stereo and have a frequency of 8, 16, or 32 KHZ.
Valid values: Empty or the path to the ringing sound file for the audio out device (headset). The path can be a filename in the current directory or the full path to the sound file.
Default value: ringing.wav

device
audio_in_device String Microphone device name: can be either the device proper name or a regular expression.
audio_out_device String Speaker device name: can be either the device proper name or a regular expression.
ringer_device String Ringer device name: can be either the device proper name or a regular expression. Used when ringing_enabled = 4
headset_name String

The name of the headset model: can be either the device proper name or a regular expression. When the value of the use_headset option is set to 1, you can set the value of this option to *, the default value, to select the default headset. If the value of this option is empty, this option is not considered as a regular expression and will fail to find a headset.

use_headset Number If set to 0, the audio devices specified in audio_in_device and audio_out_device are used by the Genesys Softphone. If set to 1, the Genesys Softphone uses a headset as the preferred audio input and output device and the audio devices specified in audio_in_device and audio_out_device are ignored.


Valid values: 0 or 1

connector
protocol String Valid values: http or https. Specifies whether the HTTP requests sent from HTTP client (typically WWE running in a browser) are secured. If set to a non-empty value the option port must be populated with a valid port number. If set to https, the option certificate_search_value must be populated with a valid certificate thumbprint.
port Number The port that Softphone is opening at start-up time to listen to HTTP or HTTPS requests sent by the HTTP Client (typically WWE running in a browser). If sent to empty value (default) the connector is not activated and Softphone runs in regular standalone GUI mode.
certificate_search_value String The thumbprint of a valid certificate that is accessible from the Certificate Store of the workstation where Softphone is running.
enable_sessionid Number Valid values: 0 or 1. If set to 1 (default), a SESSION_ID attribute is generated in the header of the HTTP response returned to the HTTP Client (typically WWE running in a browser).
auto_restart Number Valid values: 0 or 1. If set to 1 (default) the Softphone must be restarted after every client session.
codecs
proxies
proxy<n>
display_name String Proxy display name
password String Proxy password
reg_interval Number The period, in seconds, after which the endpoint starts a new registration cycle when a SIP proxy is down. Valid values are integers greater than or equal to 0. If the setting is empty or negative, the default value is 0, which means no new registration cycle is allowed. If the setting is greater than 0, a new registration cycle is allowed and will start after the period specified by regInterval.
Important
The re-registration procedure uses a smaller timeout (half a second) for the first re-try only, ignoring the configured reg_interval setting; the reg_interval setting is applied to all further retries.
reg_match_received_rport Number DEPRECATED: This setting controls whether or not Genesys Softphone re-registers itself when receiving a mismatched IP address in the received parameter of a REGISTER response. This helps resolve the case where the Genesys Softphone has multiple network interfaces and obtains the wrong local IP address. A value of 0 (default) disables this feature and a value of 1 enables re-registration.


Valid values: 0 or 1
Default value: 0

reg_timeout Number The period, in seconds, after which registration expires. A new REGISTER request will be sent before expiration. Valid values are integers greater than or equal to 0. If the setting is 0 or empty/null, then registration is disabled, putting the endpoint in standalone mode.
nat
ice_enabled Boolean Enable or disable ICE
stun_server String STUN server address. An empty or null value indicates this feature is not being used.
stun_server_port String STUN server port value
turn_password Number Password for TURN authentication
turn_relay_type Number Type of TURN relay
turn_server String TURN server address. An empty or null value indicates this feature is not being used.
turn_server_port String TURN server port value
turn_user_name String User ID for TURN authorization
system
diagnostics
enable_logging Number Disable or enable logging.


Valid values: 0 or 1

log_file String Log filename, for example, SipEndpoint.log
log_level Number Valid values: 0 – 4
Log levels: 0 = "Fatal"; 1 = "Error"; 2 = "Warning"; 3 = "Info"; 4 = "Debug".
log_options_provider String Valid values for webrtc = (warning, state, api, debug, info, error, critical). For example: gsip=2, webrtc=(error,critical)
logger_type file If set to file, the log data will be printed to the file specified by the log_file parameter.
log_segment false
Number
Number in KB,MB, or hr
Specifies the segmentation limit for a log file. If the current log segment exceeds the size set by this option, the file is closed and a new one is created. This option is ignored if log output is not configured to be sent to a log file.


Valid values:
false: No segmentation is allowed
<number> or <number> KB: Size in kilobytes
<number> MB: Size in megabytes
<number> hr: Number of hours for segment to stay open
Default value: 10 MB

log_expire false
Number
Number file
Number day
Determines whether log files expire. If they do, sets the measurement for

determining when they expire, along with the maximum number of files (segments) or days before the files are removed. This option is ignored if log output is not configured to be sent to a log file.
Valid values:
false: No expiration; all generated segments are stored.
<number> or <number> file: Sets the maximum number of log files to store. Specify a number from 1 to 1000.
<number> day: Sets the maximum number of days before log files are deleted. Specify a number from 1 to 100
Default value: 10 (store 10 log fragments and purge the rest)

log_time_convert local
utc
Specifies the system in which an application calculates the log record time when generating a log file. The time is converted from the time in seconds since the Epoch (00:00:00 UTC, January 1, 1970).


Valid values:
local: The time of log record generation is expressed as a local time, based on the time zone and any seasonal adjustments. Time zone information of the application’s host computer is used.
utc: The time of log record generation is expressed as Coordinated Universal Time (UTC).
Default value: local

log_time_format time
locale
ISO8601
Specifies how to represent, in a log file, the time when an application generates log records. A log record’s time field in the ISO 8601 format looks like this: 2001-07-24T04:58:10.123.


Valid values:
time: The time string is formatted according to the HH:MM:SS.sss (hours, minutes, seconds, and milliseconds) format
locale: The time string is formatted according to the system’s locale.
ISO8601: The date in the time string is formatted according to the ISO 8601 format. Fractional seconds are given in milliseconds. </br> Default value: time

security
cert_file String Thumbprint value of the Public endpoint certificate file, which is used as a client-side certificate for outgoing TLS connections and server-side certificate for incoming TLS connections. For example: 78 44 34 36 7a c2 22 48 bd 5c 76 6b 00 84 5d 66 83 f5 85 d5
tls_enabled Number If set to 1, connection with TLS transport will be registered.
Default value: 0
use_srtp optional

allowed disabled off elective both enabled force mandatory

Indicates whether to use SRTP (Secure Real-Time Transport Protocol) [Modified: 9.0.xxx.xx]
  • optional or allowed: Do not send secure offers, but accept them.
  • disabled or off: Do not send secure offers and reject incoming secure offers.
  • elective or both: Send both secure and non-secure offers and accept either.
  • enabled: Send secure offers, accept both secure and non-secure offers.
  • force or mandatory: Send secure offers, reject incoming non-secure offers.

Adding either ',UNENCRYPTED_SRTCP' (long form) or ',UEC' (short form) to any value (for example, 'enabled,UEC'), adds the UNENCRYPTED_SRTCP parameter to that offer. When this parameter is negotiated, RTCP packets are not encrypted but are still authenticated.

media
ringing_file
String The Ringing sound filename in the current directory or the full local path to the ringing sound file. Specifies the audio file that is played in the defualt audio device (speakers) when the default device ringtone is enabled with the ringing_enabled option.


Valid values: Empty or String filename
Default value: ringing.mp3

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