Airtime API, SMS API, Payment API (pesalink, airtel and Mpesa b2c, b2b, stk-push)

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SMS Documentation

The Dibon SMS API is the ultimate solution for any company to start their SMS campaign, either for SMS marketing, event notification, scheduled reminders, holiday greetings, SMS auto-responder, SMS auto follow-up, SMS lucky draw… and many more!

Getting started

To use service, you will need to configure a Sender Id . This could be a shortcode or alphanumeric.

The above is registered on your Dibon Account SMS section.


This documentation is intended to guide third party application developers interact with the Dibon Payments platform in an easy way using HTTP Post and JSON.

The API request is made via HTTP POST to
All parameters below are compulsory. The parameters are:

Parameter Description Example
api_key This should match the api key that you have generated for your Dibon account here 2_aa67677e8bf1d4c8fe886a38c03a860
client_id This should match client id as on your Dibon Account 2
command_id Pass this as sms sms
phone_number Mobile phone number of the recipient of the message 0712345678
message This is the message to be sent This is a test Message through our API
sender_id This is the sender Id Dibon
API Response

The response from the Dibon API will be a JSON object which the client application can process.

Please note that in order to ensure that you do not miss any transaction notifications the instant they come onto our api, you will need to register a call back url that we will invoke whenever we receive a notification for your service transaction. This is done on your Dibon Account SMS Call Back Section.

Every time a transaction status changes, we will forward you the following information as POST variables as outlined below as a JSON object.

The following POST parameters that will be passed will be as follows

Parameter Description Example
request_id The unique reference number as assigned by the Dibon API Dibon_2_2938888333
result_desc The result description of delivery status. Success
sms The sms text delivered text message
phone_number The subscriber's phone number (subscriber making the payment) in E.164 format 0713456987
transaction_time The date and time stamp of the transaction. 2017-05-18 18:23:23

Sample API Call Script
              "message":"This is a test Message through our API",

Sample API Response
              "transaction_time":"2017-05-18 18:23:23"