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Follow this short guide to get signed up and start sending with or APIs and using our SaaS tools:
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Login in to the Portal with your login credentials you created in the previous step.
What is an API Space?
API Spaces are logical partitions used to own data and settings
As a new user you will be presented with a pop-up upon login prompting you to add your name, we will automatically create you a new API Space. Go ahead and enter your name now.
Configuring your API Space
You can select which API Space you want to work with by selecting it from the API Space drop down at the top of the page (Highlighted in yellow below). Select your newly created API Space now.
Next open the Hub section on the left of the page (Highlighted in green below) and select API Space Details
I can't see the left menu?
To save space the left hand menu automatically hides if you are not using a widescreen resolution. Simply click on the 3 horizontal lines in the top left to open the menu.
API Spaces are identified using a GUID which we refer to as the API Space Id. All the APIs will require the API Space Id in order to be called, so they can identify what data to access. You can find you API Space's id in the API Space Details screen (highlighted in green below), with a convenient copy button:
Create an Access Token for the API to use
Click on the Access Tokens option in the Hub section of the left hand menu.
Click the Add new access token button, and follow the wizard that pops up. Fill in the Name and Profile Id fields. The Name field describes the access token or its intended purpose such as the system that will use it. The ProfileId field is for setting the identity for the token i.e. the profile this token represents. This is particularly useful for App Messaging where you want to message users as a virtual system user.
Now click Next to select your access tokens permissions. There are a many different sets of permissions to choose from, but for our purposes simply select all the One API Access - All Channels + Branch, as we want our system to send messages on any channel. For more info on permissions see here
Now click the Create button to create the access token.
Your access token will be shown with a convenient copy button on the right hand side. Ensure you copy this now and store it somewhere safe as it cannot be retrieved once you have navigated away from this page for security reasons.
Ensure to store your access token securely
Your access tokens must be copied and stored securely when they are displayed as they cannot be retrieved again after this time, only revoked.
Send a SMS
Ok now we have an access token we can send a message using the Enterprise Communications API.
To try it click on the below to enter your API Space Id, access token and mobile number to try the service.
Don't embed your access tokens client side
This is just an example to show you how easy it is to call the "One" API, do not embed access tokens into client side code as it is insecure!
Now you've seen how easy it is to get started with the Enterprise Communications API why don't you see what you can do with it and incorporate other channels such as Facebook.
Find out more in Channel Setup
Updated over 1 year ago