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This page explains how to install and configure an SMPP user
for SMS messaging using the graphical user interface of
the Ozeki NG - SMS Gateway software.
Ozeki NG - SMS Gateway allows, among others
(see the Users
and Applications page), the installation and configuration of an SMPP user.
The software enables all users to connect to the gateway
through the Listener port and to exercise their user functions. The creation
of an SMPP user account means enabling connection to the Gateway using the
SMPP protocol. Anyone who knows the username and the password of a given SMPP
user account can connect to the Ozeki NG - SMS Gateway if their IP address is
authorized for connection. Once the Gateway has authenticated the user, they
are enabled to send and receive messages. Consequently, the creation of an
SMPP user allows the Ozeki NG - SMS Gateway to be fully authorized to act
as an SMS Center.
You can use the
graphical user interface of
Ozeki NG - SMS Gateway to install and configure any user or application.
To start installing and configuring an SMPP user, click the
Add button in the top right-hand corner of the Users and
Applications panel on the right of the Management Console.
You can also add a user by clicking the Add user item in the Users
and applications menu. (Figure 1).
Figure 1 - Adding a user
This will bring up an interface consisting of two panels.
The panel on the left contains a list of users that have been installed.
In the bar at the bottom of the page you can read how many users have been
The panel on the right contains a list of users that can be installed.
Each user in the left-hand panel is listed with a unique name
(and the user type stated in brackets).
Each user in the right-hand panel is listed with the name of
its type and a brief description of what it can be used for.
An SMPP user allows you to connect SMPP clients to Ozeki NG - SMS
Gateway to send and receive SMS messages. Clients can use the SMPP protocol.
For connection the clients should use the following settings:
|Host:||The IP address of the computer where Ozeki NG
|Username:||specified when you create an SMPP user|
|Password:||specified when you create an SMPP user|
To add an SMPP user, click the Install link
in the respective entry in the list (Figure 2).
Figure 2 - Installing an SMPP user
When installing a user (type), you need to
give it a unique username. Clicking the Install link will
bring up the SMPP user installation panel.
Here, you need to enter a unique username in the Username field.
This will take you to the Authentication tab of the
The Username field contains the unique username you have
provided in the previous panel.
The Password field contains a password offered by the program.
You can and should change it. Your password should be a combination of letters
and digits (at least one or two of the latter). From now on, the username and
password you have provided can be used to log in to the program (Figure 3).
Figure 3 - User authentication
To configure logging related to the SMPP user, click the
Logging tab in
the Configuration panel.
The tab has a Logging and a Log file settings section.
Here, you can choose whether to make the program write log entries about sent
and received messages in human readable format and/or log low level
communication (SMPP Protocol).
You should check at least the Log sent and received messages in human
readable format checkbox, as logfiles can be useful in debugging
communication problems (Figure 4).
Figure 4 - Logging options
In the Log file settings section of the tab, you can
make specifications for the size and the number of available logfiles.
Log rotation saves disk space, as it ensures that older (and probably
no longer needed) logfiles will be automatically deleted from the log
directory, which is specified in the
Log directory text box. By default, the access path to the logfiles is:
C:\Program Files\Ozeki\OzekiNG - SMS Gateway\Logs
In the Maximum log file size text box in the Logfile
settings section, you can specify the maximum size of a logfile.
Once this size is reached, a new logfile will be created. Specify the
number of kilobytes for the size of a logfile by entering a positive
whole number. By default, the maximum logfile size is 8000 kB.
In the Number of rotated files text box, specify
the maximum number of rotated logfiles that are saved. Specify this number
by entering a positive whole number. By default, the number of logfiles that
are saved is 4 (see Figure 4 above).
If you are content with the default specifications, leave
the text boxes unchanged.
To modify the configuration or to view server events related to
an SMPP user, open the panel of the user's account. To do this, click the name
of the user in the Users and Applications panel of the Management
In the panel of the user's account, click the link of
the task you wish to perform (Figure 4).
Figure 5 - Clicking a user-related task link
To configure or modify the configuration of the user, click
To view the latest server events related to the user, click Events.
To uninstall the user, click the Uninstall link.
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