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Spok Messenger Gateways: WCTP

New WCTP gateways can be created. To display the WCTP Gateway dialog, go to the Interfaces > WCTP menu option.

Enable Gateway

This option should only be disabled if you want to temporarily stop the normal operation of outgoing WCTP messages.

Listen on Port

The TCP/IP port number used by Spok Messenger to listen for two-way WCTP responses.

Max Message Length

Limits the number of bytes or characters allowable in each message sent via WCTP.

Allow Truncation

Enables this to activate message truncation. If this option is enabled, the device can receive portions of messages if it cannot receive the entire message. 

Alert Retries

The number of delivery attempts made when trying to send a message to an unresponsive WCTP service. 

Alert Timeout

The waiting period between delivery attempts.

Message Timeout

The timeout period that a device waits for a response from a two-way device before no longer accepting a response.

Enable Accept Option

Enabling this option allows the Acknowledge response to be returned from a two-way WCTP device.  

Enable Clear Option

Enabling this option allows the Cancel response to be returned from a two-way WCTP device.

Enable Escalate Option

Enabling this option allows the Escalate response to be returned from a two-way WCTP device.

Enable Delete Option

Enabling this option allows the Delete response to be returned from a two-way WCTP device.

Return Address

The TCP/IP address or host name provided to the WCTP service for addressing two-way responses back to Spok Messenger.

Return Port

The TCP/IP port number provided to the WCTP service for addressing two-way responses back to Spok Messenger.

Use Authentication with Carrier

Enable this option to add a sender ID and security code in outgoing WCTP messages.

Sender ID

Enter the sender ID for the carrier.

Security Code

Enter the security code for the carrier.

HTTPS for Secure Messaging

Changes the accepted protocol for inbound and outbound connections to HTTPS. The sender id will automatically reflect this change.

 

Adding WCTP Gateways

A WCTP gateway can be added.

  1. Choose Interfaces > WCTP. The WCTP Gateway dialog displays.
  2. Click New. They fields can be edited.
  3. Enter desired information for the new gateway into the fields.
  4. Click Save. The new gateway is saved to the system.

Editing WCTP Gateways

An existing WCTP gateway can be edited.

  1. Choose Interfaces > WCTP. The WCTP Gateway dialog displays.
  2. Select the gateway to be edited from the list. The fields populate with the information for that gateway.
  3. Edit desired information in the fields.
  4. Click Save. The changes to the gateway are saved.

Deleting WCTP Gateways

An existing WCTP gateway can be deleted.

  1. Choose Interfaces > WCTP. The WCTP Gateway dialog displays.
  2. Select the gateway to be deleted from the list.
  3. Click Delete. A confirmation dialog displays.
  4. Click Yes to delete the gateway.

 

Creating WCTP Devices in Messenger

For information on creating WCTP devices in Messenger, including examples of address formats, see Configuring WCTP Devices.