I have 3 sites that I manage, 2 of which are using FreePBX and the other using a system from emetrotel which I believe to be a knockoff of FreePBX (many of the configuration pages are very similar to FreePBX; it is definitely asterisk based since I can get to the asterisk console).
One aspect of the emetrotel system that is different though is how the conference bridges work. In FreePBX it doesn't appear that you can schedule conference calls by time nor assign a different meeting ID for separate meetings occurring on the same bridge. On the emetrotel system we can do this. For instance I can set up a number such that the caller is asked to enter a code to identify the meeting and then a PIN for that meeting (which can be different for the call leader). Is there similar functionality in FreePBX?
With the FreePBX implementation the same PIN is set for every call that occurs on a particular conference bridge which would seem to be a security concern. For instance, you host a non sensitive call and give out the PIN and then later host a call that may contain sensitive discussion for which you wouldn't want callers from the previous call to be able to join even though they would have the PIN. I could use the leader wait option to try and limit the possibility that this could happen but that doesn't seem clean to me.
Am I overthinking this threat? For those that are using FreePBX for their conference call needs how are you managing setup and scheduling of calls to prevent unauthorized participants and also to keep different conferences with overlapping time periods from trampling each other?