If you have decided that you wish to add Mobile Connect support to your production application you will need to register that application in the Developer Portal. Applications can be registered using the My Applications page on your account page. More details can be found here

For production applications we recommend that you create minimum of three applications. Having three applications registered means that you can easily manage your route through from testing to production.

e.g. If I have an application called My Great App then I might register the following applications.

  • My Great App - Development - with a redirect URL that works in development (e.g. http://localhost/callback)
  • My Great App - Integration - with a redirect URL that works in development (e.g. https://int.mygreatapp.com/callback)
  • My Great App - with a redirect URL that works in development (e.g. https://mygreatapp.com/callback/)

You may also want additional environments (such as a UAT environment) where you want to run your applications and these should also be registered.

Application information

When registering your applications please consider the following:

  • Use a sensible application name that relates to your application.
  • Enter a description that clearly states what your application does. If the applications is the test version of a production application then say so in the description.
  • Use an application URL that points to your applications web site.

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Application credentials

When an application is registered then three sets of Discovery credentials are created. Not all of the credentials will be made available immediately, pre-production and production credentials will only be available once the Mobile Connect Marketing Licence Agreement has been accepted.

Sandbox

These credentials are used when testing application implementation via the Developer Portal Sandbox. The Sandbox is a self contained environment that supports the full end-to-end flow of Mobile Connect and so these credentials will not work in any operator environments.

Pre-production

Making a Discovery request with these credentials will return the Operator pre-production endpoints and Mobile Connect credentials. Operators will notify you if they have a pre-production environment for you to use.

Production

Making a Discovery request with these credentials will return the Operator production endpoints and Mobile Connect credentials. These credentials will only work if you have been provisioned by an operator.