Managing proxies

User registration is controled by LinphoneProxyConfig settings.

Each LinphoneProxyConfig object can be configured with registration informations like proxy address, user id, refresh period, and so on.

A created proxy config using linphone_proxy_config_new(), once configured, must be added to LinphoneCore using function linphone_core_add_proxy_config().

It is recommended to set a default proxy config using function linphone_core_set_default_proxy(). Once done, if proxy config has been configured with attribute enable register, next call to linphone_core_iterate() triggers SIP register.

Registration status is reported by LinphoneCoreRegistrationStateChangedCb.

This pseudo code demonstrates basic registration operations:

LinphoneProxyConfig* proxy_cfg;
/*create proxy config*/
proxy_cfg = linphone_proxy_config_new();
/*parse identity*/
LinphoneAddress *from = linphone_address_new("");
LinphoneAuthInfo *info;
if (password!=NULL){
        info=linphone_auth_info_new(linphone_address_get_username(from),NULL,"secret",NULL,NULL); /*create authentication structure from identity*/
        linphone_core_add_auth_info(lc,info); /*add authentication info to LinphoneCore*/
// configure proxy entries
linphone_proxy_config_set_identity(proxy_cfg,identity); /*set identity with user name and domain*/
const char* server_addr = linphone_address_get_domain(from); /*extract domain address from identity*/
linphone_proxy_config_set_server_addr(proxy_cfg,server_addr); /* we assume domain = proxy server address*/
linphone_proxy_config_enable_register(proxy_cfg,TRUE); /*activate registration for this proxy config*/
linphone_address_destroy(from); /*release resource*/

linphone_core_add_proxy_config(lc,proxy_cfg); /*add proxy config to linphone core*/
linphone_core_set_default_proxy(lc,proxy_cfg); /*set to default proxy*/

Registration state call back:

static void registration_state_changed(struct _LinphoneCore *lc, LinphoneProxyConfig *cfg, LinphoneRegistrationState cstate, const char *message){
                printf("New registration state %s for user id [%s] at proxy [%s]\n"


Most of the time, registration requires authentication to succeed. LinphoneAuthInfo info must be either added to LinphoneCore using function linphone_core_add_auth_info() before LinphoneProxyConfig is added to Linphone core, or on demand from call back #LinphoneCoreAuthInfoRequestedCb.


Unregistration or any changes to LinphoneProxyConfig must be first started by a call to function linphone_proxy_config_edit() and validated by function linphone_proxy_config_done().

This pseudo code shows how to unregister a user associated to a #LinphoneProxyConfig:

LinphoneProxyConfig* proxy_cfg;
linphone_core_get_default_proxy(lc,&proxy_cfg); /* get default proxy config*/
linphone_proxy_config_edit(proxy_cfg); /*start editing proxy configuration*/
linphone_proxy_config_enable_register(proxy_cfg,FALSE); /*de-activate registration for this proxy config*/
linphone_proxy_config_done(proxy_cfg); /*initiate REGISTER with expire = 0*/

See also

A complete tutorial can be found at: “Basic registration” source code.

Proxies dependency

As an example, a practical use case of dependent proxies could be as follows:

On a mobile device app, a proxy configuration is registered to a non-modifiable server that does not support push notifications, thus being unreachable most of the time.

To enable push notifications, we could add another proxy configuration and mark the initial one ‘dependent’ on a proxy pointing to a push-enabled server (refered to as ‘master’ or ‘dependency’).

The proxy configuration will wait for successful registration on its dependency before triggering its own.

Once registered, both proxy configurations will share the same contact address (the ‘master’ one). Meaning that calls to the dependent address will go through the push-enabled master server.

This mecanism must be enabled before the proxy configuration is added to the core (before linphone_core_add_proxy_config()).

LinphoneProxyConfig* dependent_proxy_cfg;
LinphoneProxyConfig* master_proxy_cfg;
linphone_proxy_config_set_dependency(dependent_proxy_cfg, master_proxy_cfg);
//Add master first
linphone_core_add_proxy_config(lc, master_proxy_cfg);
linphone_core_add_proxy_config(lc, dependent_proxy_cfg);

Note that this mecanism is atypical and should rarely be used.