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HTTP channels


The HTTP channel is a fast and easy way to send SMS messages through the internet.

Find more information about channels in general here.

Use the HTTP channel to  send high volumes of SMS messages through an internet connection. The number of simultaneous HTTP channels depends on the license tier of your SMS Server installation. HTTP channels can not receive delivery reports or SMS messages. Use an SMPP channel to have a fast and secure two-way alternative for HTTP.

To use the HTTP channel you will need a subscription to an SMS provider or aggregator.

Edit HTTP channel

Edit HTTP channel

The trial version of the Auron SMS Server has a connection to the Auron demo HTTP gateway pre-configured. This gateway allows for sending up to 10 free SMS messages meant to demonstrate the HTTP functions of the SMS Server. The Auron HTTP Gateway is not available for production or commercial use.

Settings

Property Description
URL The URL to the HTTP server.The URL should start with ‘http’ or with ‘https’ depending on if the connection is secured with SSL/TLS. The URL may contain placeholders. Click on the elipsis button (‘…’) to edit the URL in a large window and insert placeholders.
The placeholders will be replaced by their respective SMS fields when sending an SMS message through the HTTP channel.
Use Post Check ‘Use Post’ to send a post-body. Refer to the documentation of your HTTP SMS provider to see if a post body is required.
Post body Specify the post-body of the HTTP request. The post body may contain placeholders. Click on the ellipsis button (‘…’) to edit the post-body in a large window and insert placeholders.
The placeholders will be replaced by their respective SMS fields when sending an SMS message through the HTTP channel.
Content Type The content type is an optional field. Some HTTP providers require a post body to be accurately specified. Usually the post body is one of the following:

  • application/x-www-form-urlencoded
  • text/xml
  • text/json
HTTP Authentication Some HTTP providers require a name and password. They are specified here.
Reply Has This indicates to the SMS Server if sending the SMS was successful. The SMS Server HTTP channel will look for this text in the response body.
The text can either mean that the SMS was sent successfully. In this case a response that does not contain the text will always fail.
The text can also mean that the SMS has failed. In this case a response that does not contain the text will always succeed.
Proxy If you are behind a company proxy server please specify the proxy details here. By default the HTTP Channel uses the settings specified in the internet explorer internet options.
From Address This is the default from address with TON/NPI values. If the from address in the SMS message is empty the HTTP channel uses these settings.
Service Type This is the default system type. If the system type in the SMS message is empty the HTTP channel uses these settings