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WhatsApp Integration with OIC using Twilio- Send Message

Create Twilio trial account

  • Create trial Twilio account.

  • After signing into Twilio, please note down Account SID & Auth Token which you would be using for authentication purpose.

  • If you are unable to see messaging option click on '+' icon in the left develop pane and select Messaging.

  • Click on try out and click on send WhatsApp Message and follow the instructions to connect to the sandbox.

Create App-Driven integration in OIC

  • In the below example, we have shown how to send WhatsApp message to external WhatsApp number using Twilio sandbox number.

  • Create a App driven OIC integration, expose it as a Rest Integration.

  • Configure Rest Trigger

  • Create a Rest Connection to invoke Twilio

  • Configure security as basic authentication, use Twilio account SID as username and Twilio Auth Token as password as shown in the first step

  • Use as connection URL.

  • save, test and close connection.

  • Configure the above connection as invoke in OIC integration. Replace <Account_SID> with your account SID value.

  • Use /Accounts/<Account_SID>/Messages.json string as URI

  • Configure query parameter as shown below

  • Check mark send query parameters as form data in message body as shown below

  • Click on done and close.

  • Map the value to invoke configuration.

  • Activate and test the integration by sending below request payload.

  • After activation click on 3 dots against the integration and select run option.

  • Pass below values as part of request payload. Click on run.

  • From -> Twilio WhatsApp number prefix with "whatsapp:"

  • To -> Recipient WhatsApp number prefix with "whatsapp:"

  • You should receive the response as 202 accepted and verify your WhatsApp for the above mess from Twilio.

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