Before You Begin

You can use a production account or a developer test account with the Wireless Network Services APIsand tools. Review these checklists to be sure that you're ready to start.

Developer Test Account

  • Request a test account to get a UWS (Unified Web Services) account name and login credentials. (More on login credentials)
  • Request an SDK on the Verizon IoT Developer web site. After a successful company background check (1-3 days), Verizon will add permission to your M2M Developer Program account to download the SDK.

Production Account

  • Complete the Verizon M2M Platform on-boarding process.
  • Obtain the account name and UWS (Unified Web Services) login credentials for your production account. ( More on login credentials)
  • Provision service for at least one M2M device on the Verizon Wireless network and enable M2M functionality for that device.
  • Request an SDK on the Verizon M2M Developer web site. After a successful company background check (1-3 days), Verizon will add permission to your M2M Developer Program account to download the SDK.

Once you have everything set up, you may want to start with our tutorials on creating a client application in C# and Visual Studio, Java and Eclipse, or Java and NetBeans.

Application Security

Your application must log in and obtain a session token prior to sending any API requests, as described in About Login Credentials. In addition, all requests must be encrypted with TLS v1.0, v1.1, or v1.2 protocols.

Callback Security

To increase security when receiving callback messages from the Verizon M2M Data Center, you can implement these protocols: