Configure an SMS gateway

  1. Go to Authentication > Guest user settings, scroll to SMS gateway, and click Add.
  2. Type a name.
  3. Specify settings.
    OptionDescription
    URL URL of the SMS gateway for sending an SMS request.
    HTTP method Method for sending an SMS request to the SMS gateway. Select Get to request data from a specified resource. Select Post to submit data to be processed by a specified resource.
    Cell number format Use country code with cell number.
    Number prefix Prefix to be used with the cell number. Can include alpha-numeric and ASCII special characters.
  4. Enter request parameters specified by your service provider.

    If the request URL is

    http://www.example.com/sms.aspx?user=joey&pass=joey123&mbno=9792234567&msg=Test

    then the request parameters are

    Name Value
    user joey
    pass joey123
    mbno 9792234567
    msg Test
  5. Enter the response format specified by your service provider.

    If the response received is

    status=302&message=Limit Exceeded

    then the response format should be

    status={0}&message={1}
  6. Enter the response parameter specified by your service provider.

    If the response format is

    status={0}&message={1}

    then the response parameters are

    Index Name
    0 status
    1 message
  7. Select Save.
Click Test connection and type a mobile phone number. If you are able to connect to the gateway, you will receive an SMS message.
Note If your SMS gateway accepts only messages of a specific template, make sure that the customized message follows the template. If they don’t match, the test connection won’t work and the SMS server may reject the message.
Note To customize the message, go to AdministrationMessages.