Atmosphere® API Basics

Keep these basics in mind and you’ll be set up for success with the Atmosphere® API.

The Basics


Before starting, make sure your user profile is set to API access. You can make this change in the Customer Portal under User Management. Learn more here: Atmosphere® API Authentication


All API calls require an authentication token. Learn more here: Atmosphere® API Authentication

Content Type

All API POST requests require the content-type header set to application/json.


All API requests must be made with HTTPS.

The Formats

Long Code Format

  • Supply a long code (or telephone number) in E.164 format.
  • In the URL, the “+” of the E.164 format should be url-encoded as “%2B”.

Short Code and Alphanumeric Sender ID Format and Examples

  • Supply a short code or alphanumeric sender ID in the following format: {countrycode}-{code}
    • countrycode is the country code from where the shortcode or alphanumeric sender ID resides
    • code is the actual code
    • A USA short code (88888) would be 1-88888
    • A Colombia shortcode (12345) would be 57-12345
    • A Spain Alphanumeric Sender ID (Hello8) would be 34-Hello8


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