How to provide SMS Service for SMPP clients
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If you have Ozeki NG SMS Gateway installed on your server, you can
provide SMS service for your applications (or your customers). Your
applications can connect to Ozeki NG SMS Gateway over the SMPP protocol.
This is possible because Ozeki NG SMS Gateway has a built in SMPP SMSC.
In this guide you can read about how you can configure your Ozeki NG SMS
Gateway to provide SMPP Service.
In this example, we configure Ozeki NG SMS gateway to provide SMS service
over the SMPP protocol for two SMS Client Applications (User John and User Paul).
These applications will connect to the built in SMSC of Ozeki NG SMS Gateway
I assume the Ozeki NG SMS Gateway software was installed on a server that has
an IP address of: 192.168.1.1.
Figure 1 - SMPP Clients connect to the build in SMSC of Ozeki NG SMS Gateway
After installation Ozeki NG SMS Gateway will automatically start the
build in SMSC on port 9500. This means that the SMPP Client Applications
(User John and User Paul)
will connect to 192.168.1.1 on port 9500. The SMPP Protocol
they will use is
SMPP v3.4 and the connection type will be Transceiver.
2. How to setup an SMPP user account for SMPP Client Application (User
To make it possible for User John to connect to the built in
SMSC of the Ozeki NG SMS Gateway, you have to create an SMPP User account. To
do this you should click on Add user in the Management console (Figure 2).
The next step is to select the SMPP User type and click on install
Figure 2 - Click on Add user.
Figure 3 - Select user type SMPP User.
Then you have to provide the username and password. The username should be:
john (Figure 4).
The password can be wpsd123 (Figure 5).
Figure 4 - SMPP Client username: john
Figure 5 - SMPP Client password: wpsd123
After clicking OK on the SMPP user configuration form, your SMPP user account is
successfully created. Following this your SMPP client application can connect to
the build in SMSC of your Ozeki NG SMS Gateway using the following connection
information. This connection information should be configured in the SMPP
Client Application of User John:
SMPP Connection Information for User John:
|SMPP system type:||SMPP|
More detailed information on how to create accounts for SMPP client connections,
can be found in the How
to add an SMPP user guide. If you repeat the same steps for the client
application user Paul, he will also be able to connect to the built in SMSC
over SMPP. For example if you specify the password wp44sd55 for user
Paul, he can connect to your Ozeki NG SMS Gateway using the following
|SMPP system type:||SMPP|
3. Configuring an SMPP Service Provider connection
Setting up client connections of course, is not enough to get the SMS
messages to the wireless network. To make it possible to deliver SMS
messages to mobile users, you have to configure an SMS Service Provider
connection. You can use IP SMS connections
such as SMPP,
CIMD2 to connect to your SMS service
provider over the Internet
or you can simply attach a GSM modem
to your computer with a phone-to-pc data cable to send and receive the SMS
messages. In our example (presented on Figure 1.), we
attach to the SMS service provider using the SMPP IP SMS protocol. We configure
our Ozeki NG SMS Gateway to connect using SMPP to host 18.104.22.168, port 3456.
To configure this connection, please add an SMPP service provider connection by
clicking on "Add" in the management console (Figure 6).
Figure 6 - Click add to start the service provider connection installation
From the list, you have to select the SMPP Connection, then you have to
click on install. This will install an SMPP service provider connection
Figure 7 - Install an SMPP service provider connection
After you have clicked install, you will be presented with the configuration
form of the SMPP service provider configuration. On this form you have to
configure the connection details of the SMS Service provider connection.
The connection details are provided by the SMS Service provider. For example
if the GSM network operator Vodafone provides you the SMS Service, they will
give you a data sheet with the following information:
Connection details provided by your SMS Service provider (e.g.: Vodafone):
You receive the information presented in above table when you
sign up for their service. This information can be entered on the SMPP Service
provider configuration form (Figure 8).
Figure 8 - Configure the SMPP connection details
After the configuration details are entered you can click connect to start the
service. That's all you have to do.
4. More information
With Ozeki NG SMS Gateway you can add more than one service provider connection.
If more then one connection is available you can use
inbound SMS routing and
SMS routing to adjust the system according to your needs. You may also want
to keep track of all the SMS Messages sent or received for accounting purposes.
If this is a requirement, you can configure
to save a record of all outgoing and incoming messages into a database.
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