Classic: How to Enable HTTP SMS & MMS Messaging in the Bandwidth Dashboard


Chase Greiser


This article references the ‘Classic’ interface in the Bandwidth Dashboard. Looking for the ‘New’ experience? Click here!


To begin utilizing your Bandwidth Dashboard numbers for Messaging APIs, you will first need to enable your Locations for this service. 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.



 01.png From the top Navigation menu, click 'Account' and then 'Locations'
 02.png Click ‘edit’ by the Location you wish to enable.
 03.png From this page, scroll down to the 'SMS settings' section.
 04.png Mark the ‘SMS enabled’ checkbox.
 05.png Set the 'SMS Protocol' to 'HTTP'
 06.png Enable 'Toll Free' messaging and 'Short Codes' by marking their corresponding checkboxes.
 07.png Zone 1 will be enabled by default.  To enable the numbers on this Location for International SMS, mark the checkboxes to enable international zones.
  Note: These options will be disabled if your account is not contracted for these messaging features.  If you'd like to add these features to your suite of messaging products, feel free to reach out to your Sales representative!
 08.png Proxy Peer ID will default to '501725,' this field should not be changed.



 01.png To enable the Location for 'MMS,' mark the ‘MMS enabled' checkbox.
 02.png Set your 'MMS Protocol' to 'HTTP'
 03.png The Proxy Peer ID will remain '501725'
 04.png Click 'Submit'


You will see a quick warning to notify you that the configuration changes will cause a brief interruption of messaging service.  Click ‘Submit’ to proceed.

The Location is now enabled for HTTP Messaging.  Be sure to rinse and repeat these steps to enable each Location in the Bandwidth Dashboard that contains numbers that will utilize HTTP Messaging.

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