We released a new version of our Captive Portal solution for UniFi networks today, which boasts a range of cool new features and improvements. These include support for more SMS gateways in addition to the existing native Twilio integration.
When enabled in the settings, our captive portal solution uses the SMS integration to send out one-time passwords (access codes) to newly registered users through an SMS message. Support for other SMS gateways besides Twilio is important for clients that are located in areas where Twilio is unavailable or for clients looking for more freedom of choice.
With this change, almost any SMS Gateway provider that offers an HTTP-based API can now be connected to our captive portal platform. We have successfully tested several SMS gateway providers, including Spryng, probably the most advanced provider here in the Netherlands, which provides its services to well-known companies such as KLM, ABN AMRO Bank, and ING Bank.
Besides Spryng, we have also successfully tested with Nexmo/Vonage and Clickatell.
Here’s what the SMS gateway settings look like when connecting to Spryng:
As demonstrated in the above example, Spryng supports a variety of options, such as the use of an alphanumeric sender ID, which allows you to personalize your outgoing SMS messages.
Here’s how you customize the SMS message template that is used when sending out the one-time passwords (access codes):
Please contact us for more details on our captive portal solutions for UniFi networks here.