Getting Started

Introduction to the Connectivity Management API

The ThingSpace Connectivity Management API lets application developers manage the connectivity of M2M devices deployed on the Verizon Wireless network. You can use the API to integrate service provisioning and monitoring tasks with enterprise back-office systems. Some of the supported tasks include:

For a description of all Connectivity Management API requests and responses, see the API Reference pages.

When operating 4G devices (e.g., devices with CAT M1 or NB LTE RF communication modules) that conserve power by using sleep modes, you must ensure with the device OEM (e.g., OEM-provided tools that can configure device sleep mode settings) that the sleep mode settings are set to the desired values. Please see the About Device Reachability section under the “Working with Verizon Wireless” menu. Please contact your Verizon account representative for more assistance with such devices. Device Reachability APIs provide the ability for enterprise applications to be notified when devices become reachable (or unreachable) for data communications (i.e., when they wake up from sleep states or fall back to sleep. Please see the API Reference for Device Reachability APIs for more details.

To Get Started

You can follow these general steps to get started with the Connectivity Management API:

  1. Read the documentation to understand what capabilities are available in the API.
  2. Register on the ThingSpace Develop site to get access to the API and our simulator.
  3. Use the simulator token to try the API requests in the API Console, and to start coding your own application.
  4. Sign up for Connectivity Management login credentials.
  5. When you receive your login credentials, use a real API token and Connectivity Management credentials to manage real devices through your application.