SMS Authentication API

SMS API can be used to create one time authentication system. SMS authentication allows you to dynamically generate codes for secured login.

Why do you need to have SMS authentication system?

To answer this question let me ask you do you require your clients to create an account with secured log in?
If your answer is Yes, then yes SMS API is right choice for you. Lets see how:-

For example a new customer wants to signup for your service. But you want to make sure that this new signup is real person with real phone number. You can create a multi-factor authentication to verify the user identity before you provide access to critical information. Your application will ask for the phone number, send a random text message and authenticate the new signup based on the code you send to her phone number.

This is one of the most secure way to let people sign for new service or let people login to access very sensitive information. Most banks, Whatsapp, Facebook, Google and Yahoo send SMS to verify the identity and the person who is signing up.

How SMS Authentication works:

SMS API will follow following steps to generate and authenticate a user login process.

  • New customer wants to sign up or login to a protected information.
  • Application asks for valid cell phone number.
  • Your application generates a random code.
  • Call DIDForSale SMS API to send SMS to the customer.
  • Ask customer to verify the secret code.
  • If the code matches, your application allows the customer to login.

What Do you need to use SMS Authentication:

  • You need an account with DIDForSale Signup for Free Account.
  • Need to purchase a Phone number, so you can use that number to send SMS.
  • SMS service should be enabled on the phone number to send and receive SMS.
  • And API Key, so that our system can authenticate your application to send SMS on your behalf.

Once you have all the information, you can build a SMS authentication system. You call the REST API and send “From”, “TO” and “SMS Text” in JSON (JavaScript Object Notation) format. You can build the authentication system in any language of your choice.

Here is sample code to build SMS Authentication system with PHP.

 

Check out Developer Kit. There you can find more documentation to build Voice or SMS application.

Simple SMS API in PHP

SIMPLE SMS API IN PHP

SMS API to forward SMS to an email address

DIDForSale SMS API lets you handle incoming SMS in your application. You can configure the SMS to forward to your URL. Once you set the SMS to your web URL, all the incoming messages will be forwarded to your web URL. From there your application can do further routing or take actions depending on your further requirements and configurations.

How to configure the SMS to forward to web URL?

  • Login your DIDForSale customer portal.
  • Click on Manage Products
    • SMS.
    • Select the DID number you want to forward to your web URL.
      Please note the DID number you choose should have SMS Enabled on it. 
    • Choose DID action to “Update SMS Forwarding” 
    • Click on Apply

Below are the screenshots from DIDForSale customer portal to manage SMS Service.

sms-api-configuration

Figure1. Manage SMS service on a phone number.

Once you Choose the DID number that you want to update SMS forwarding on and click Apply you will then be taken to Manage SMS Forwarding. Please See Figure 2. Manage SMS Forwarding.
On this screen you will update the URL. You can choose from one of the three available options.

  • Forward SMS to phone number
  • Forward SMS to email
  • Select HTTP URL for SMS Forwarding to your API.
  • Select the 3rd option Select HTTP URL for SMS Forwarding to your API.
    Here you will type in the SMS API URL where you want to forward the SMS.

Screenshot of Manage SMS Forwarding screen from customer portal

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Figure 2. Manage SMS Forwarding

All the future incoming SMS will be forwarded to this new SMS API URL you just configured. You might be using incoming SMS for update/order from customer or may be using SMS for Authentication purpose.

SMS API example!

Here in this simple SMS API example, we will forward the SMS to email address.
When we send the request to your SMS API URL we send following parameters in JSON FORMAT:-

  • “From”,
  • “To”
  • “Text”

Syntax:

{“text”:”This is a text message to sms api”,”from”:”19499300360″,”to”:[“19495354600”]}

Here is PHP Code snippet.

This is just a simple example to demonstrate how the system works. Based on your needs you can build a system that meets your unique and comprehensive requirements. You can do anything you want with it. You can easily build a complicated SMS or Voice Application using our Developer Kit

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Thanks to technology, never before has it been easier for businesses to remain connected to its employees and its consumers. With the advancement of telecommunications technology from traditional phone lines to VOIP capable systems, DidforSale is now offering business consumers the versatility and function of SMS Forwarding.

Why SMS Forwarding?

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With the increasing demands of our rapidly evolving global economy, SMS is not going away any time soon. In fact, it will become more and more an integral part of the tools businesses use to communicate and market their products. That’s why it’s important to consider using SMS enabled DID’s to your VOIP telecommunications.

More and more companies are seeing a value in the way text messaging enhance their ability to get important information from one place to another, and DIDforSale SMS enabled DID’s is one way they can do just that. If you are looking to enhance your business communications, using toll free/local phone numbers with SMS capabilities is the right choice.

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