How to Import Numbers from the Bandwidth Dashboard to your Bandwidth Application Platform Account

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Chase Greiser

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Bandwidth HTTP Messaging enables you to leverage the Bandwidth Dashboard’s rich number management functions and add-on the ability to send and receive SMS and MMS over our Messaging APIs.

To utilize your Bandwidth Dashboard telephone numbers for HTTP Messaging services, you will need to consider the following prerequisites:

01.png The Bandwidth Dashboard Location in which the telephone number resides must be enabled for HTTP messaging.
02.png The Telephone Number must be registered for messaging via the ‘Telephone number details page
03.png Your telephone number must be imported into your Bandwidth Application Platform account.

 

For today's demo, we are going to walk you through that last one, how to import your numbers using the user interface.

 

01.png To begin, log into the Bandwidth Application Platform via dev.bandwidth.com
02.png From your navigation menu, select 'My Numbers'
03.png From here, select 'Import Numbers'
  Number: Type a Bandwidth Dashboard number to be imported.  Be sure to type the number in 10-digit format, without spaces, parentheses, or dashes.
  Application ID: If you’d like to register the number with an Application for inbound messages, type the ID here.
  Provider Name: Always set this to 'bandwidth-dashboard'
  Provider Account ID: This is the Account ID for your Bandwidth Dashboard account.  If you're unsure what this is, consult your invoice or open a support ticket and we’ll be happy to provide it.
  Provider User Name & Password: These are your credentials for the Bandwidth Dashboard.  We use these to verify that only you are able to access the telephone numbers from your account.
04.png And that’s it. Click 'Import Numbers'

 

The user interface will display the exact API call that is being sent on the back-end.  For a successful import, you’ll see a ‘201 success’ response code.

The parameters used for an API call are remarkably similar.  For more detailed instructions and API Calls, please review the ‘Import Dashboard Numbers’ article on dev.bandwidth.com

And there you have it, your telephone numbers are now ready for you to begin sending and receiving messages via our Messaging APIs.

 

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