Azure Communication Phone Numbers client library for JavaScript - Version 1.0.0

The phone numbers library provides capabilities for phone number administration.

Purchased phone numbers can come with many capabilities, depending on the country, number type and assignment type. Examples of capabilities are SMS inbound and outbound usage, PSTN inbound and outbound usage. Phone numbers can also be assigned to a bot via a webhook URL.

Getting started

Prerequisites

Installing

npm install @azure/communication-phone-numbers

Browser support

JavaScript Bundle

To use this client library in the browser, first you need to use a bundler. For details on how to do this, please refer to our bundling documentation.

Key concepts

The phone numbers package exposes the PhoneNumbersClient which provides methods to manage phone numbers.

Phone number types

Phone numbers come in two types; Geographic and Toll-Free. Geographic phone numbers are phone numbers associated with a location, whose area codes are associated with the area code of a geographic location. Toll-Free phone numbers are not associated with a location. For example, in the US, toll-free numbers can come with area codes such as 800 or 888.

All geographic phone numbers within the same country are grouped into a phone plan group with a Geographic phone number type. All Toll-Free phone numbers within the same country are grouped into a phone plan group.

Searching and acquiring numbers

Phone numbers can be searched through the search creation API by providing a phone number type (geographic or toll-free), assignment type (person or application), calling and sms capabilities, an area code and quantity of phone numbers. The provided quantity of phone numbers will be reserved for 15 minutes. This search of phone numbers can either be cancelled or purchased. If the search is cancelled, then the phone numbers will become available to others. If the search is purchased, then the phone numbers are acquired for the Azure resource.

Configuring phone numbers

Phone numbers can have a combination of capabilities. They can be configured to support inbound and/or outbound calling, or neither if you won't use the phone number for calling. The same applies to sms capabilities.

It is important to consider the assignment type of your phone number. Some capabilities are restricted to a particular assignment type.

Examples

Authentication

To create a client object to access the Communication Services API, you will need a connection string or the endpoint of your Communication Services resource and a credential. The Phone Numbers client can use either Azure Active Directory credentials or an API key credential to authenticate.

You can get a key and/or connection string from your Communication Services resource in the Azure Portal. You can also find the endpoint for your Communication Services resource in the Azure Portal.

Once you have a key, you can authenticate the PhoneNumbersClient with any of the following methods:

Using a connection string

import { PhoneNumbersClient } from "@azure/communication-phone-numbers";

const connectionString = "endpoint=<endpoint>;accessKey=<accessKey>";
const client = new PhoneNumbersClient(connectionString);

Using an access key with AzureKeyCredential

If you use a key to initialize the client you will also need to provide the appropriate endpoint. You can get this endpoint from your Communication Services resource in Azure Portal. Once you have a key and endpoint, you can authenticate with the following code:

import { AzureKeyCredential } from "@azure/core-auth";
import { PhoneNumbersClient } from "@azure/communication-phone-numbers";

const credential = new AzureKeyCredential("<key-from-resource>");
const client = new PhoneNumbersClient("<endpoint-from-resource>", credential);

Using an Azure Active Directory Credential

Connection string authentication is used in most of the examples, but you can also authenticate with Azure Active Directory using the Azure Identity library. To use the DefaultAzureCredential provider shown below, or other credential providers provided with the Azure SDK, please install the @azure/identity package:

npm install @azure/identity

The @azure/identity package provides a variety of credential types that your application can use to do this. The README for @azure/identity provides more details and samples to get you started.

import { DefaultAzureCredential } from "@azure/identity";
import { PhoneNumbersClient } from "@azure/communication-phone-numbers";

let credential = new DefaultAzureCredential();
const client = new PhoneNumbersClient("<endpoint-from-resource>", credential);

Usage

The following sections provide code snippets that cover some of the common tasks using the Azure Communication Services Phone Numbers client. The scenarios that are covered here consist of:

Search for available phone numbers

Use the beginSearchAvailablePhoneNumbers method to search for phone numbers and reserve them. The phone numbers returned are reserved for 15 minutes and can be purchased during this period by providing the searchId to the beginPurchasePhoneNumbers method.

beginSearchAvailablePhoneNumbers is a long running operation and returns a poller.

import { PhoneNumbersClient } from "@azure/communication-phone-numbers";

const connectionString = "endpoint=<endpoint>;accessKey=<accessKey>";
const client = new PhoneNumbersClient(connectionString);

async function main() {
  const searchRequest = {
    countryCode: "US",
    phoneNumberType: "tollFree",
    assignmentType: "application",
    capabilities: {
      sms: "outbound",
      calling: "none"
    },
    quantity: 1
  };

  const searchPoller = await client.beginSearchAvailablePhoneNumbers(searchRequest);

  // The search is underway. Wait to receive searchId.
  const searchResults = searchPoller.pollUntilDone();
  console.log(`Found phone number: ${searchResults.phoneNumbers[0]}`);
  console.log(`searchId: ${searchResults.searchId}`);
}

main();

Use the beginPurchasePhoneNumbers method to purchase the phone numbers from your search. Purchased phone numbers will be assigned to the Communication Services resource used when initiating the client. The searchId returned from beginSearchAvailablePhoneNumbers is required.

beginPurchasePhoneNumbers is a long running operation and returns a poller.

import { PhoneNumbersClient } from "@azure/communication-phone-numbers";

const connectionString = "endpoint=<endpoint>;accessKey=<accessKey>";
const client = new PhoneNumbersClient(connectionString);

async function main() {
  const searchRequest = {
    countryCode: "US",
    phoneNumberType: "tollFree",
    assignmentType: "application",
    capabilities: {
      sms: "outbound",
      calling: "none"
    },
    quantity: 1
  };

  const searchPoller = await client.beginSearchAvailablePhoneNumbers(searchRequest);

  // The search is underway. Wait to receive searchId.
  const { searchId, phoneNumbers } = searchPoller.pollUntilDone();

  const purchasePoller = await client.beginPurchasePhoneNumbers(searchId);

  // Purchase is underway.
  await purchasePoller.pollUntilDone();
  console.log(`Successfully purchased ${phoneNumbers[0]}`);
}

main();

Release a purchased phone number

Use the beginReleasePhoneNumber method to release a previously purchased phone number. Released phone numbers will no longer be associated with the Communication Services resource, and will not be available for use with other operations (eg. SMS) of the resource. The phone number being released is required.

beginReleasePhoneNumber is a long running operation and returns a poller.

import { PhoneNumbersClient } from "@azure/communication-phone-numbers";

const connectionString = "endpoint=<endpoint>;accessKey=<accessKey>";
const client = new PhoneNumbersClient(connectionString);

async function main() {
  const phoneNumberToRelease = "<phone-number-to-release>";

  const releasePoller = await client.beginReleasePhoneNumber(phoneNumberToRelease);

  // Release is underway.
  await releasePoller.pollUntilDone();
  console.log("Successfully release phone number.");
}

main();

Update phone number capabilities

Use the beginUpdatePhoneNumberCapabilities method to update the capabilities of a purchased phone number. Phone numbers can be configured to support inbound and/or outbound calling and sms, or neither.

beginUpdatePhoneNumberCapabilities is a long running operation and returns a poller.

import { PhoneNumbersClient } from "@azure/communication-phone-numbers";

const connectionString = "endpoint=<endpoint>;accessKey=<accessKey>";
const client = new PhoneNumbersClient(connectionString);

async function main() {
  const phoneNumberToUpdate = "<phone-number-to-update>";

  // This will update phone number to send and receive sms, but only send calls.
  const updateRequest = {
    sms: "inbound+outbound",
    calling: "outbound"
  };

  const updatePoller = await client.beginUpdatePhoneNumberCapabilities(
    phoneNumberToUpdate,
    updateRequest
  );

  // Update is underway.
  const { capabilities } = await updatePoller.pollUntilDone();
  console.log(`These are the update capabilities: ${capabilities}`);
}

main();

Get a purchased phone number

Use the getPurchasedPhoneNumber method to get information about a purchased phone number. This information includes the phone number's type, capabilities, cost, and purchase date.

import { PhoneNumbersClient } from "@azure/communication-phone-numbers";

const connectionString = "endpoint=<endpoint>;accessKey=<accessKey>";
const client = new PhoneNumbersClient(connectionString);

async main function() {
  const phoneNumberToGet = "<phone-number-to-get>";

  const phoneNumber = await client.getPurchasedPhoneNumber(phoneNumberToGet);

  console.log(`The id is the same as the phone number: ${phoneNumber.id}`);
  console.log(`Phone number type is ${phoneNumber.phoneNumberType}`);
}

main();

List purchased phone numbers

Use the listPurchasedPhoneNumbers method to page through all purchased phone numbers.

import { PhoneNumbersClient } from "@azure/communication-phone-numbers";

const connectionString = "endpoint=<endpoint>;accessKey=<accessKey>";
const client = new PhoneNumbersClient(connectionString);

async main function() {
  const phoneNumbers = await client.listPurchasedPhoneNumbers();

  for await (const phoneNumber of phoneNumbers) {
    console.log(`The id is the same as the phone number: ${phoneNumber.id}`);
    console.log(`Phone number type is ${phoneNumber.phoneNumberType}`);
  }
}

main();

Troubleshooting

Next steps

Please take a look at the samples directory for detailed examples on how to use this library.

Contributing

If you'd like to contribute to this library, please read the contributing guide to learn more about how to build and test the code.

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