After you’ve registered on this site, you can use our simulator to try out the Connectivity Management API requests and responses. Once you’re ready to work with real devices in your own account, our security policies require that you have different sets of credentials to access different parts of the ThingSpace Platform and APIs, as explained on this page.
You need an API Token to send API requests through the ThingSpace Platform. If you haven’t registered or signed in, you won’t have access to the simulator API token or your own token to use in your application or with the API console. You must register and sign in to be able to get keys and generate tokens to work with real devices in your Verizon account.
Your application must send an API token in the header of every API request. We use the OAuth2 “client credentials” grant type, and we require that the application key and secret are Base64 encoded. To obtain an API token:
curl -X POST -d "grant_type=client_credentials" -H "Authorization: Basic BASE64_ENCODED_APP_KEY_AND_SECRET" -H "Content-Type: application/x-www-form-urlencoded" "https://thingspace.verizon.com/api/ts/v1/oauth2/token"
The response will contain a token that you must include in the header of all API requests. The token will be valid for one hour from when it was first issued, and any further
token requests during that hour will return the same token.
You can revoke a token with this request format (user your token in place of
TOKEN_TO_REVOKE), and then the next
token request will return a new token:
curl -i -X POST -H "Authorization: Basic BASE64_ENCODED_APP_KEY_AND_SECRET" -H "Content-Type: application/x-www-form-urlencoded" -d "grant_type=client_credentials&token=TOKEN_TO_REVOKE" "https://thingspace.verizon.com/api/ts/v1/oauth2/revoke"
The response contains the revoked token in the header; there is no response body.
The Connectivity Management API requires a special set of credentials that are associated with one or more Verizon business accounts and allow you to manage IoT devices through an API. These credentials are sometimes called “UWS credentials” or a “UWS account.”
If your company is an existing Verizon Enterprise Customer, you probably already have a UWS account and only need to set a password before using it:
You can now use the user name and password log in to a UWS account, such as with the
POST /session/login request.
If your company is an existing Verizon Enterprise Customer and you do not see a Unified Web Services user in ThingSpace Manage, contact your sales team to request UWS credentials.
You use the Connectivity Management credentials with the
POST /session/login request to authenticate at the beginning of each API session and receive a session token that you must put in the header of all other API requests. To obtain a Connectivity Management token:
POST /session/loginrequest with the ThingSpace token in the header and your Connectivity Management username and password in the body.
The response will contain a sessionToken, which you can use for the VZ-M2M-Token value in the header of all subsequent requests. The token will remain valid as long as your application continues to use it, but it will expire after 20 minutes of inactivity.
Note: All API calls after the session/login request must have both the ThingSpace token and the sessionToken in the header.