You can configure BizTalk360 to be able to receive notifications as text messages (SMS) on your mobile phone. We have built our own SMS gateway and deployed it in Windows Azure (High Availability with multiple instances) so that users don't need to worry about third party integration. This is a value added service from Kovai Limited and you must contact our sales people to get a valid user/secret key and some SMS credits in order to use this capability.
SMS Gateway screen allows administrators to configure certain values related to gateway settings. You can see the status information about the daily limit and the number of SMS messages you have sent on the particular day. Super users can restrict the number of messages sent daily (to avoid financial loss) by entering the value and clicking the “Verify and Save” button. When you save the settings, you’ll receive a SMS message confirming the changes. The Proxy Settings section is optional as you need to configure it only when there is no internet connection directly on the server.
Setting Up SMS Gateway
- Log in to the BizTalk360 application
- Click 'Settings' (gear icon) located at the top of the page
- Click 'Monitoring and Notification' in the Menu panel on the left side of the screen
- Click SMS Gateway
- API URL - Our public API URL is https://api.biztalk360.net which is preconfigured when you install BizTalk360
- User Key & Secret Key - Enter the key information that you have been provided by BizTalk360 sales team
- Front Number/Name - This is the name that will be displayed in the message that you receive from the system
- Admin Number - The number where admin related notification message will be sent. Example: If the number is +446874451422, enter the number without the "+" in front
Daily Limit - Sets the maximum number of messages you wanted to send in a day. This is a safety measure to not use all of your credits, if there is some problem or wrong alert in your environment
- Sent Today - Gives you the count of messages transmitted today
- Proxy Settings (Optional) - You can define the additional proxy settings, if required, when the server where you have installed BizTalk360 does not have an internet connection and you still want to send SMS notifications about the alarms configured in your environment. Typically you must have access to https://api.biztalk360.net URL from the server where BizTalk360 is installed.
- You can verify whether the entered values are working as expected by clicking the Verify & Save button
- If the above entered information is valid, clicking Verify & Save will save the information and send you an SMS confirmation message to the admin number provided
When you select this option, you will not receive any messages from BizTalk360. All outgoing messages via the gateway will be disabled. This is useful if you want to put a temporary hold on outgoing SMS.