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Messaging Service AlphaSender Resource


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Public Beta

The Service Resource is currently available as a Public Beta product. This means that some features for configuring your Messaging Service via the REST API are not yet implemented, and others may be changed before the product is declared Generally Available. Messaging Service Configuration through the Twilio Console(link takes you to an external page) is Generally Available.

Public Beta products are not covered by a Twilio SLA(link takes you to an external page).

The resources for sending Messages with a Messaging Service are Generally Available.

The AlphaSender is a subresource of a Service resource and represents an Alphanumeric Sender ID (alpha sender) you have associated with the Service.

When an alpha sender has been added to the Messaging Service, Twilio Programmable Messaging will always attempt to prioritize message delivery with your Alpha Sender where possible(link takes you to an external page).

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Each Messaging Services may only have one alpha sender associated with it. To change the Alpha Sender ID, you must first delete the current alpha sender before adding the new one.

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This subresource is only available to Accounts in which the Alphanumeric Sender ID is enabled(link takes you to an external page).

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Please see this support article(link takes you to an external page) for more information on how to use Alphanumeric Sender ID with Messaging Services.


AlphaSender Properties

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sidSID<AI>
Not PII

The unique string that we created to identify the AlphaSender resource.

Pattern: ^AI[0-9a-fA-F]{32}$Min length: 34Max length: 34

account_sidSID<AC>

The SID of the Account(link takes you to an external page) that created the AlphaSender resource.

Pattern: ^AC[0-9a-fA-F]{32}$Min length: 34Max length: 34

service_sidSID<MG>

The SID of the Service(link takes you to an external page) the resource is associated with.

Pattern: ^MG[0-9a-fA-F]{32}$Min length: 34Max length: 34

date_createdstring<date-time>

The date and time in GMT when the resource was created specified in ISO 8601(link takes you to an external page) format.


date_updatedstring<date-time>

The date and time in GMT when the resource was last updated specified in ISO 8601(link takes you to an external page) format.


alpha_senderstring

The Alphanumeric Sender ID string.


capabilitiesarray[string]

An array of values that describe whether the number can receive calls or messages. Can be: SMS.


urlstring<uri>

The absolute URL of the AlphaSender resource.


Create an AlphaSender resource

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POST https://messaging.twilio.com/v1/Services/{ServiceSid}/AlphaSenders

Path parameters

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ServiceSidSID<MG>required

The SID of the Service(link takes you to an external page) to create the resource under.

Pattern: ^MG[0-9a-fA-F]{32}$Min length: 34Max length: 34
AlphaSenderstringrequired

The Alphanumeric Sender ID string. Can be up to 11 characters long. Valid characters are A-Z, a-z, 0-9, space, hyphen -, plus +, underscore _ and ampersand &. This value cannot contain only numbers.

Create: an Alpha Sender

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// Download the helper library from https://www.twilio.com/docs/node/install
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// Find your Account SID and Auth Token at twilio.com/console
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// and set the environment variables. See http://twil.io/secure
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const accountSid = process.env.TWILIO_ACCOUNT_SID;
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const authToken = process.env.TWILIO_AUTH_TOKEN;
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const client = require('twilio')(accountSid, authToken);
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client.messaging.v1.services('MG2172dd2db502e20dd981ef0d67850e1a')
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.alphaSenders
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.create({alphaSender: 'My company'})
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.then(alpha_sender => console.log(alpha_sender.sid));

Output

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{
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"sid": "AIXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX",
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"account_sid": "ACXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX",
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"service_sid": "MG2172dd2db502e20dd981ef0d67850e1a",
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"date_created": "2015-07-30T20:12:31Z",
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"date_updated": "2015-07-30T20:12:33Z",
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"alpha_sender": "My company",
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"capabilities": [
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"SMS"
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],
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"url": "https://messaging.twilio.com/v1/Services/MG2172dd2db502e20dd981ef0d67850e1a/AlphaSenders/AIXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX"
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}


Fetch an AlphaSender resource

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GET https://messaging.twilio.com/v1/Services/{ServiceSid}/AlphaSenders/{Sid}

ServiceSidSID<MG>required

The SID of the Service(link takes you to an external page) to fetch the resource from.

Pattern: ^MG[0-9a-fA-F]{32}$Min length: 34Max length: 34

Sidstringrequired

The SID of the AlphaSender resource to fetch.

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// Download the helper library from https://www.twilio.com/docs/node/install
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// Find your Account SID and Auth Token at twilio.com/console
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// and set the environment variables. See http://twil.io/secure
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const accountSid = process.env.TWILIO_ACCOUNT_SID;
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const authToken = process.env.TWILIO_AUTH_TOKEN;
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const client = require('twilio')(accountSid, authToken);
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client.messaging.v1.services('MG2172dd2db502e20dd981ef0d67850e1a')
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.alphaSenders('AIc781610ec0b3400c9e0cab8e757da937')
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.fetch()
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.then(alpha_sender => console.log(alpha_sender.sid));

Output

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{
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"sid": "AIc781610ec0b3400c9e0cab8e757da937",
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"account_sid": "ACXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX",
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"service_sid": "MG2172dd2db502e20dd981ef0d67850e1a",
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"date_created": "2015-07-30T20:12:31Z",
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"date_updated": "2015-07-30T20:12:33Z",
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"alpha_sender": "Twilio",
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"capabilities": [
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"SMS"
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],
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"url": "https://messaging.twilio.com/v1/Services/MG2172dd2db502e20dd981ef0d67850e1a/AlphaSenders/AIXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX"
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}


Read multiple AlphaSender resources

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GET https://messaging.twilio.com/v1/Services/{ServiceSid}/AlphaSenders

ServiceSidSID<MG>required

The SID of the Service(link takes you to an external page) to read the resources from.

Pattern: ^MG[0-9a-fA-F]{32}$Min length: 34Max length: 34
PageSizeinteger

How many resources to return in each list page. The default is 50, and the maximum is 1000.

Minimum: 1Maximum: 1000

Pageinteger

The page index. This value is simply for client state.

Minimum: 0

PageTokenstring

The page token. This is provided by the API.

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// Download the helper library from https://www.twilio.com/docs/node/install
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// Find your Account SID and Auth Token at twilio.com/console
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// and set the environment variables. See http://twil.io/secure
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const accountSid = process.env.TWILIO_ACCOUNT_SID;
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const authToken = process.env.TWILIO_AUTH_TOKEN;
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const client = require('twilio')(accountSid, authToken);
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client.messaging.v1.services('MG2172dd2db502e20dd981ef0d67850e1a')
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.alphaSenders
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.list({limit: 20})
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.then(alphaSenders => alphaSenders.forEach(a => console.log(a.sid)));

Output

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{
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"meta": {
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"page": 0,
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"page_size": 20,
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"first_page_url": "https://messaging.twilio.com/v1/Services/MG2172dd2db502e20dd981ef0d67850e1a/AlphaSenders?PageSize=20&Page=0",
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"previous_page_url": "https://messaging.twilio.com/v1/Services/MG2172dd2db502e20dd981ef0d67850e1a/AlphaSenders?PageSize=20&Page=0",
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"next_page_url": "https://messaging.twilio.com/v1/Services/MG2172dd2db502e20dd981ef0d67850e1a/AlphaSenders?PageSize=20&Page=1",
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"key": "alpha_senders",
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"url": "https://messaging.twilio.com/v1/Services/MG2172dd2db502e20dd981ef0d67850e1a/AlphaSenders?PageSize=20&Page=0"
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},
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"alpha_senders": [
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{
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"account_sid": "ACXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX",
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"service_sid": "MGXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX",
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"sid": "AIXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX",
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"date_created": "2015-07-30T20:12:31Z",
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"date_updated": "2015-07-30T20:12:33Z",
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"alpha_sender": "Twilio",
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"capabilities": [
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"SMS"
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],
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"url": "https://messaging.twilio.com/v1/Services/MG2172dd2db502e20dd981ef0d67850e1a/AlphaSenders/AIXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX"
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}
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]
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}


Delete an AlphaSender resource

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DELETE https://messaging.twilio.com/v1/Services/{ServiceSid}/AlphaSenders/{Sid}

Returns "204 NO CONTENT" if the alpha sender was successfully removed from the Service.

ServiceSidSID<MG>required

The SID of the Service(link takes you to an external page) to delete the resource from.

Pattern: ^MG[0-9a-fA-F]{32}$Min length: 34Max length: 34

Sidstringrequired

The SID of the AlphaSender resource to delete.

Delete: Remove a Alpha Sender from a Service

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// Download the helper library from https://www.twilio.com/docs/node/install
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// Find your Account SID and Auth Token at twilio.com/console
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// and set the environment variables. See http://twil.io/secure
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const accountSid = process.env.TWILIO_ACCOUNT_SID;
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const authToken = process.env.TWILIO_AUTH_TOKEN;
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const client = require('twilio')(accountSid, authToken);
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client.messaging.v1.services('MG2172dd2db502e20dd981ef0d67850e1a')
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.alphaSenders('AIc781610ec0b3400c9e0cab8e757da937')
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.remove();


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