Before You Begin

You can use a production account or sign up for a developer connectivity account with the Wireless Network Services APIs and tools. Review these checklists to be sure that you're ready to start.

Developer Test Account

  • Sign in or sign up for a ThingSpace developer account
  • Request a 30-day trial account to get a UWS (Unified Web Services) account name and login credentials. (More on login credentials)
  • Request the SDK. After a successful company background check (1-3 days), Verizon will add permission to your M2M Developer Program account to download the SDK.
  • Register your outgoing IP address with the Verizon M2M Data Center white-listing system. As part of our security strategy, the ThingSpace Platform only responds to requests from IP addresses that are on the Verizon M2M Data Center white list. See IP addresses in Callback Security section below.

Production Account

  • Complete the Verizon ThingSpace 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.
  • Register your company's outgoing IP addresses with the Verizon M2M Data Center white-listing system. As part of our security strategy, the ThingSpace Platform only responds to requests from IP addresses that are on the Verizon M2M Data Center white list. Contact your Verizon Wireless business sales representative for more information.
  • 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: