Sinch

Introduction 

Sinch is a global CPaas (Communications Platform as a Service provider) that enables businesses to send text messages to large numbers of customers and to make video and voice calls.

Configure Sinch as SMS connector (Service Provider)

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Prerequisites

Ensure you have the Shortcode, Access token, and Service Plan ID available on the Sinch dashboard. You can also reach out to MoEngage Customer Success team to get assistance on this.

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Information

We've revamped our dashboard settings. This article describes the steps to be followed to configure Infobip as a Custom Connector (Service Provider) in the revamped settings UI and the older UI.

Configure in Revamped UI

Log in to the MoEngage Dashboard and follow these steps:

  1. Navigate to Settings -> Channel -> SMS -> Sender Configuration.
  2. Click +Add Service Provider at the top right corner.
  3. Select Sinch in the Add Sender screen.
  4. Add the following details in the Sender Details screen.
    Field Description

    Mark as default

    This toggle will be disabled during sender creation. The first sender to be created in your MoEngage account will be marked as the default sender for your SMS campaigns. You can change the default sender by following the steps mentioned in Marking a sender as default.

    Sender name

    This field identifies the Sender. Type the name of the sender here.

    Sender number

    This field denotes the number from which SMS will be sent to your users. Use the shortcode number from the Shortcode Sinch dashboard, as described.

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    API token

    This field denotes the API token that is required for authentication and is linked to a service plan ID. You can find the API token here. Click Show to reveal your API token.

    Service plan ID

    Enter the Service plan ID corresponding to the API token you have entered in the API token field. Ensure that your short code is linked to this service plan ID. You can check with the Sinch team if you need clarity on which shortcode is linked to which service plan ID.

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  5. Send a test SMS to verify your configuration.
  6. Click Save to save the Sender Configuration.

Configure in Old UI

  1. On the MoEngage Dashboard, navigate to Settings > Channel > SMS & Connector and click the SMS Connector Config tab.
  2. In Integrated Connectors, click Sinch.
  3. Fill in the following details:
    Field Description
    Sender Name Type the name to identify the Sinch sender
    Sender Number Use the shortcode, the number from which SMS will be sent to your users. You can find the shortcode Sinch dashboard here, as described. mceclip1.png
    API Token Use API token is required for authentication and is linked to a service plan ID. You can find API token here. Click Show to reveal your API token.
    Service Plan ID Enter the Service plan ID corresponding to the API token you have entered above. Make sure that your short code is linked to this service plan ID. You can check with Sinch team if you need clarity on which short code is linked to which service plan ID.mceclip0.png
    Click Send SMS to Test SMS to ensure the settings are correctly configured and an SMS is sent. 
  4. Click Save to save the configuration. 

Delivery Callback

Delivery receipts will be automatically tracked by MoEngage as the delivery callback URL is passed in the API call to Sinch. No additional configuration for tracking the SMS delivery. 

Next Steps

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