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Last Updated: Dec 06, 2018

Step 1. Select or create your AccessKey.

  1. Create and login to an Alibaba Cloud account.
  2. Make sure that your account is an enterprise account. If your account is an individual account, upgrade to an enterprise account. Currently, Alibaba Cloud SMS is only available to enterprise accounts.
  3. Make sure that you have added a credit card or a PayPal account as the payment method.
  4. If you already have an AccessKey, you can use this AccessKey to access Alibaba Cloud SMS. If you do not have an AccessKey, or want to use a new AccessKey, you can create one.

Step 2. Activate Alibaba Cloud SMS and purchase SMS packages.

  1. Activate Alibaba Cloud SMS.

  2. You need to purchase an SMS package before you can use SMS.

Step 3. Configure parameters

  1. The system supports the creation of different SMS content for use in different business scenarios. SMS content can contain custom parameters.
  2. Configure the method to receive message status.
  3. In the SMS console, configure the message sending frequency and alarm threshold for the number of sent messages.

Step 4. Download the required SDK, configure API parameters

  1. Download the required SDK.
  2. Import the SDK to your project, and configure the parameters specified in the sample code. Learn more about API parameters.
  3. Send a test message and view the delivery result. Each Alibaba Cloud account can send 100 messages free of charge.