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Infobip API is based on REST standards. In order to interact with our API, any HTTP client in any programming language can be used.\n\n##Communication channels\nOur extensive API collections enable two-way communication with your customers over multiple communication channels:\n  * SMS\n  * Voice\n  * PUSH notifications\n  * Email\n  * Multiple chat applications like Viber, Facebook Messenger, LINE, and Telegram\n\n##Serivices\nBased on standard communication channels, we have developed set of services rich with features, to help with you business needs\n* [Two Factor Authentication](/docs/2fa-introduction-and-setup)\n* [Number lookup](/docs/number-context)\n* [Omni failover](/docs/omni-introduction)\n* Voice services like [Number masking](/docs/number-masking)\n* [Voice IVR](/docs/ivr-introduction)\n* [Number purchasing and management](/docs/phone-number) \n[block:api-header]\n{\n  \"title\": \"How to get started?\"\n}\n[/block]\nEasy. Two steps only, actually:\n\n##1. Create Infobip account\nIn order to use our API, you will need credentials. These are not used only for API but also for other Infobip services like Customer portal. If you already have Infobip account you can skip this step. Otherwise, follow this link:\n\n[Create new account](/docs/account-registration)\n\n##2. Test your account by sending a text message to yourself \nThe best way to check if your account is operational is to test it, and the best way to test it is to send one simple SMS to your own phone. Use this simple API call to send your first message.\n\nOur base URL for all API calls is `https://api.infobip.com`\n\nEndpoint for sending simple SMS is\n```\nPOST https://api.infobip.com/sms/1/text/single\n```\n[block:callout]\n{\n  \"type\": \"info\",\n  \"title\": \"Authorization note\",\n  \"body\": \"Just to get started quickly, this time use Base64 encoding to encode `yourUsername:yourPassword` in header authorization. Later, in the production environment, we strongly suggest using API key. You can learn more about our API security in detail [here](/docs/security-and-authorization).\"\n}\n[/block]\n\n[block:code]\n{\n  \"codes\": [\n    {\n      \"code\": \"Authorization: Basic QWxhZGRpbjpvcGVuIHNlc2FtZQ==\\n\\n{  \\n   \\\"to\\\":\\\"41793026727\\\",\\n   \\\"text\\\":\\\"My first text message!\\\"\\n}\",\n      \"language\": \"json\"\n    }\n  ]\n}\n[/block]\nThis API call will deliver SMS to your phone within seconds. You can examine documentation for this API method in more details [here](/docs/send-single-sms).\n[block:api-header]\n{\n  \"title\": \"What to do next?\"\n}\n[/block]\nBefore you dig into the implementation of our API, we strongly encourage you to familiarize yourself with our API basics and best practices.\n* [Security and authorization details](/docs/security-and-authorization)\n* [Libraries overview](/docs/libraries)\n* [Learn about supported content types](/docs/content-types)\n* [API implementation best practices](/docs/api-integration-best-practices)\n* [See working implementation on our API demo applications](/docs/api-demo-applications)\n* [Subscribe to our API newsletter to get info about the latest updates](/page/api-changelog)\n* [API availability monitor](/docs/api-service-status) \n[block:api-header]\n{\n  \"title\": \"Got stuck?\"\n}\n[/block]\nNot a problem, we are here for you! We have the best support team available around the clock, in 10 languages, so just drop an email at support:::at:::infobip.com\n\n---\n###Read next:\n[Account registration](/docs/account-registration)","excerpt":"This page will help you get started with Infobip API. You'll be up and running in a jiffy!","slug":"introduction","type":"basic","title":"Introduction"}

Introduction

This page will help you get started with Infobip API. You'll be up and running in a jiffy!

This documentation will provide instructions on how to quickly integrate Infobip** messaging services** into various solutions by using Infobip HTTP API. Infobip API is based on REST standards. In order to interact with our API, any HTTP client in any programming language can be used. ##Communication channels Our extensive API collections enable two-way communication with your customers over multiple communication channels: * SMS * Voice * PUSH notifications * Email * Multiple chat applications like Viber, Facebook Messenger, LINE, and Telegram ##Serivices Based on standard communication channels, we have developed set of services rich with features, to help with you business needs * [Two Factor Authentication](/docs/2fa-introduction-and-setup) * [Number lookup](/docs/number-context) * [Omni failover](/docs/omni-introduction) * Voice services like [Number masking](/docs/number-masking) * [Voice IVR](/docs/ivr-introduction) * [Number purchasing and management](/docs/phone-number) [block:api-header] { "title": "How to get started?" } [/block] Easy. Two steps only, actually: ##1. Create Infobip account In order to use our API, you will need credentials. These are not used only for API but also for other Infobip services like Customer portal. If you already have Infobip account you can skip this step. Otherwise, follow this link: [Create new account](/docs/account-registration) ##2. Test your account by sending a text message to yourself The best way to check if your account is operational is to test it, and the best way to test it is to send one simple SMS to your own phone. Use this simple API call to send your first message. Our base URL for all API calls is `https://api.infobip.com` Endpoint for sending simple SMS is ``` POST https://api.infobip.com/sms/1/text/single ``` [block:callout] { "type": "info", "title": "Authorization note", "body": "Just to get started quickly, this time use Base64 encoding to encode `yourUsername:yourPassword` in header authorization. Later, in the production environment, we strongly suggest using API key. You can learn more about our API security in detail [here](/docs/security-and-authorization)." } [/block] [block:code] { "codes": [ { "code": "Authorization: Basic QWxhZGRpbjpvcGVuIHNlc2FtZQ==\n\n{ \n \"to\":\"41793026727\",\n \"text\":\"My first text message!\"\n}", "language": "json" } ] } [/block] This API call will deliver SMS to your phone within seconds. You can examine documentation for this API method in more details [here](/docs/send-single-sms). [block:api-header] { "title": "What to do next?" } [/block] Before you dig into the implementation of our API, we strongly encourage you to familiarize yourself with our API basics and best practices. * [Security and authorization details](/docs/security-and-authorization) * [Libraries overview](/docs/libraries) * [Learn about supported content types](/docs/content-types) * [API implementation best practices](/docs/api-integration-best-practices) * [See working implementation on our API demo applications](/docs/api-demo-applications) * [Subscribe to our API newsletter to get info about the latest updates](/page/api-changelog) * [API availability monitor](/docs/api-service-status) [block:api-header] { "title": "Got stuck?" } [/block] Not a problem, we are here for you! We have the best support team available around the clock, in 10 languages, so just drop an email at support@infobip.com --- ###Read next: [Account registration](/docs/account-registration)