SMPP Component

Available as of Camel version 2.2

This component provides access to an SMSC (Short Message Service Center) over the SMPP protocol to send and receive SMS. The JSMPP library is used for the protocol implementation.

The Camel component currently operates as an ESME (External Short Messaging Entity) and not as an SMSC itself.

You are also able to execute ReplaceSm, QuerySm, SubmitMulti, CancelSm and DataSm.

Maven users will need to add the following dependency to their pom.xml for this component:

<dependency>
    <groupId>org.apache.camel</groupId>
    <artifactId>camel-smpp</artifactId>
    <version>x.x.x</version>
    <!-- use the same version as your Camel core version -->
</dependency>

SMS limitations

SMS is neither reliable or secure. Users who require reliable and secure delivery may want to consider using the XMPP or SIP components instead, combined with a smartphone app supporting the chosen protocol.

  • Reliability: although the SMPP standard offers a range of feedback mechanisms to indicate errors, non-delivery and confirmation of delivery it is not uncommon for mobile networks to hide or simulate these responses. For example, some networks automatically send a delivery confirmation for every message even if the destination number is invalid or not switched on. Some networks silently drop messages if they think they are spam. Spam detection rules in the network may be very crude, sometimes more than 100 messages per day from a single sender may be considered spam.

  • Security: there is basic encryption for the last hop from the radio tower down to the recipient handset. SMS messages are not encrypted or authenticated in any other part of the network. Some operators allow staff in retail outlets or call centres to browse through the SMS message histories of their customers. Message sender identity can be easily forged. Regulators and even the mobile telephone industry itself has cautioned against the use of SMS in two-factor authentication schemes and other purposes where security is important.

While the Camel component makes it as easy as possible to send messages to the SMS network, it can not offer an easy solution to these problems.

Data coding, alphabet and international character sets

Data coding and alphabet can be specified on a per-message basis. Default values can be specified for the endpoint. It is important to understand the relationship between these options and the way the component acts when more than one value is set.

Data coding is an 8 bit field in the SMPP wire format.

Alphabet corresponds to bits 0-3 of the data coding field. For some types of message, where a message class is used (by setting bit 5 of the data coding field), the lower two bits of the data coding field are not interpreted as alphabet and only bits 2 and 3 impact the alphabet.

Furthermore, current version of the JSMPP library only seems to support bits 2 and 3, assuming that bits 0 and 1 are used for message class. This is why the Alphabet class in JSMPP doesn’t support the value 3 (binary 0011) which indicates ISO-8859-1.

Although JSMPP provides a representation of the message class parameter, the Camel component doesn’t currently provide a way to set it other than manually setting the corresponding bits in the data coding field.

When setting the data coding field in the outgoing message, the Camel component considers the following values and uses the first one it can find:

  • the data coding specified in a header

  • the alphabet specified in a header

  • the data coding specified in the endpoint configuration (URI parameter)

Older versions of Camel had bugs in support for international character sets. This feature only worked when a single encoding was used for all messages and was troublesome when users wanted to change it on a per-message basis. Users who require this to work should ensure their version of Camel includes the fix for

JIRA Issues Macro: com.atlassian.sal.api.net.ResponseStatusException: Unexpected response received. Status code: 404

.

In addition to trying to send the data coding value to the SMSC, the Camel component also tries to analyze the message body, convert it to a Java String (Unicode) and convert that to a byte array in the corresponding alphabet When deciding which alphabet to use in the byte array, the Camel SMPP component does not consider the data coding value (header or configuration), it only considers the specified alphabet (from either the header or endpoint parameter).

If some characters in the String can’t be represented in the chosen alphabet, they may be replaced by the question mark ( ? ) symbol. Users of the API may want to consider checking if their message body can be converted to ISO-8859-1 before passing it to the component and if not, setting the alphabet header to request UCS-2 encoding. If the alphabet and data coding options are not specified at all then the component may try to detect the required encoding and set the data coding for you.

The list of alphabet codes are specified in the SMPP specification v3.4, section 5.2.19. One notable limitation of the SMPP specification is that there is no alphabet code for explicitly requesting use of the GSM 3.38 (7 bit) character set. Choosing the value 0 for the alphabet selects the SMSC default alphabet, this usually means GSM 3.38 but it is not guaranteed. The SMPP gateway Nexmo actually allows the default to be mapped to any other character set with a control panel option. It is suggested that users check with their SMSC operator to confirm exactly which character set is being used as the default.

Message splitting and throttling

After transforming a message body from a String to a byte array, the Camel component is also responsible for splitting the message into parts (within the 140 byte SMS size limit) before passing it to JSMPP. This is completed automatically.

If the GSM 3.38 alphabet is used, the component will pack up to 160 characters into the 140 byte message body. If an 8 bit character set is used (e.g. ISO-8859-1 for western Europe) then 140 characters will be allowed within the 140 byte message body. If 16 bit UCS-2 encoding is used then just 70 characters fit into each 140 byte message.

Some SMSC providers implement throttling rules. Each part of a message that has been split may be counted separately by the provider’s throttling mechanism. The Camel Throttler component can be useful for throttling messages in the SMPP route before handing them to the SMSC.

URI format

smpp://[username@]hostname[:port][?options]
smpps://[username@]hostname[:port][?options]

If no username is provided, then Camel will provide the default value smppclient.
If no port number is provided, then Camel will provide the default value 2775.
If the protocol name is "smpps", camel-smpp with try to use SSLSocket to init a connection to the server.

You can append query options to the URI in the following format, ?option=value&option=value&…​

URI Options

The SMPP component supports 2 options, which are listed below.

Name Description Default Type

configuration (advanced)

To use the shared SmppConfiguration as configuration.

SmppConfiguration

basicPropertyBinding (advanced)

Whether the component should use basic property binding (Camel 2.x) or the newer property binding with additional capabilities

false

boolean

The SMPP endpoint is configured using URI syntax:

smpp:host:port

with the following path and query parameters:

Path Parameters (2 parameters):

Name Description Default Type

host

Hostname for the SMSC server to use.

localhost

String

port

Port number for the SMSC server to use.

2775

Integer

Query Parameters (40 parameters):

Name Description Default Type

initialReconnectDelay (common)

Defines the initial delay in milliseconds after the consumer/producer tries to reconnect to the SMSC, after the connection was lost.

5000

long

maxReconnect (common)

Defines the maximum number of attempts to reconnect to the SMSC, if SMSC returns a negative bind response

2147483647

int

reconnectDelay (common)

Defines the interval in milliseconds between the reconnect attempts, if the connection to the SMSC was lost and the previous was not succeed.

5000

long

splittingPolicy (common)

You can specify a policy for handling long messages: ALLOW - the default, long messages are split to 140 bytes per message TRUNCATE - long messages are split and only the first fragment will be sent to the SMSC. Some carriers drop subsequent fragments so this reduces load on the SMPP connection sending parts of a message that will never be delivered. REJECT - if a message would need to be split, it is rejected with an SMPP NegativeResponseException and the reason code signifying the message is too long.

ALLOW

SmppSplittingPolicy

systemType (common)

This parameter is used to categorize the type of ESME (External Short Message Entity) that is binding to the SMSC (max. 13 characters).

String

addressRange (consumer)

You can specify the address range for the SmppConsumer as defined in section 5.2.7 of the SMPP 3.4 specification. The SmppConsumer will receive messages only from SMSC’s which target an address (MSISDN or IP address) within this range.

String

bridgeErrorHandler (consumer)

Allows for bridging the consumer to the Camel routing Error Handler, which mean any exceptions occurred while the consumer is trying to pickup incoming messages, or the likes, will now be processed as a message and handled by the routing Error Handler. By default the consumer will use the org.apache.camel.spi.ExceptionHandler to deal with exceptions, that will be logged at WARN or ERROR level and ignored.

false

boolean

exceptionHandler (consumer)

To let the consumer use a custom ExceptionHandler. Notice if the option bridgeErrorHandler is enabled then this option is not in use. By default the consumer will deal with exceptions, that will be logged at WARN or ERROR level and ignored.

ExceptionHandler

exchangePattern (consumer)

Sets the exchange pattern when the consumer creates an exchange.

ExchangePattern

destAddr (producer)

Defines the destination SME address. For mobile terminated messages, this is the directory number of the recipient MS. Only for SubmitSm, SubmitMulti, CancelSm and DataSm.

1717

String

destAddrNpi (producer)

Defines the type of number (TON) to be used in the SME destination address parameters. Only for SubmitSm, SubmitMulti, CancelSm and DataSm. The following NPI values are defined: 0: Unknown 1: ISDN (E163/E164) 2: Data (X.121) 3: Telex (F.69) 6: Land Mobile (E.212) 8: National 9: Private 10: ERMES 13: Internet (IP) 18: WAP Client Id (to be defined by WAP Forum)

byte

destAddrTon (producer)

Defines the type of number (TON) to be used in the SME destination address parameters. Only for SubmitSm, SubmitMulti, CancelSm and DataSm. The following TON values are defined: 0: Unknown 1: International 2: National 3: Network Specific 4: Subscriber Number 5: Alphanumeric 6: Abbreviated

byte

lazySessionCreation (producer)

Sessions can be lazily created to avoid exceptions, if the SMSC is not available when the Camel producer is started. Camel will check the in message headers 'CamelSmppSystemId' and 'CamelSmppPassword' of the first exchange. If they are present, Camel will use these data to connect to the SMSC.

false

boolean

lazyStartProducer (producer)

Whether the producer should be started lazy (on the first message). By starting lazy you can use this to allow CamelContext and routes to startup in situations where a producer may otherwise fail during starting and cause the route to fail being started. By deferring this startup to be lazy then the startup failure can be handled during routing messages via Camel’s routing error handlers. Beware that when the first message is processed then creating and starting the producer may take a little time and prolong the total processing time of the processing.

false

boolean

numberingPlanIndicator (producer)

Defines the numeric plan indicator (NPI) to be used in the SME. The following NPI values are defined: 0: Unknown 1: ISDN (E163/E164) 2: Data (X.121) 3: Telex (F.69) 6: Land Mobile (E.212) 8: National 9: Private 10: ERMES 13: Internet (IP) 18: WAP Client Id (to be defined by WAP Forum)

byte

priorityFlag (producer)

Allows the originating SME to assign a priority level to the short message. Only for SubmitSm and SubmitMulti. Four Priority Levels are supported: 0: Level 0 (lowest) priority 1: Level 1 priority 2: Level 2 priority 3: Level 3 (highest) priority

byte

protocolId (producer)

The protocol id

byte

registeredDelivery (producer)

Is used to request an SMSC delivery receipt and/or SME originated acknowledgements. The following values are defined: 0: No SMSC delivery receipt requested. 1: SMSC delivery receipt requested where final delivery outcome is success or failure. 2: SMSC delivery receipt requested where the final delivery outcome is delivery failure.

byte

replaceIfPresentFlag (producer)

Used to request the SMSC to replace a previously submitted message, that is still pending delivery. The SMSC will replace an existing message provided that the source address, destination address and service type match the same fields in the new message. The following replace if present flag values are defined: 0: Don’t replace 1: Replace

byte

serviceType (producer)

The service type parameter can be used to indicate the SMS Application service associated with the message. The following generic service_types are defined: CMT: Cellular Messaging CPT: Cellular Paging VMN: Voice Mail Notification VMA: Voice Mail Alerting WAP: Wireless Application Protocol USSD: Unstructured Supplementary Services Data

String

sourceAddr (producer)

Defines the address of SME (Short Message Entity) which originated this message.

1616

String

sourceAddrNpi (producer)

Defines the numeric plan indicator (NPI) to be used in the SME originator address parameters. The following NPI values are defined: 0: Unknown 1: ISDN (E163/E164) 2: Data (X.121) 3: Telex (F.69) 6: Land Mobile (E.212) 8: National 9: Private 10: ERMES 13: Internet (IP) 18: WAP Client Id (to be defined by WAP Forum)

byte

sourceAddrTon (producer)

Defines the type of number (TON) to be used in the SME originator address parameters. The following TON values are defined: 0: Unknown 1: International 2: National 3: Network Specific 4: Subscriber Number 5: Alphanumeric 6: Abbreviated

byte

typeOfNumber (producer)

Defines the type of number (TON) to be used in the SME. The following TON values are defined: 0: Unknown 1: International 2: National 3: Network Specific 4: Subscriber Number 5: Alphanumeric 6: Abbreviated

byte

basicPropertyBinding (advanced)

Whether the endpoint should use basic property binding (Camel 2.x) or the newer property binding with additional capabilities

false

boolean

enquireLinkTimer (advanced)

Defines the interval in milliseconds between the confidence checks. The confidence check is used to test the communication path between an ESME and an SMSC.

5000

Integer

sessionStateListener (advanced)

You can refer to a org.jsmpp.session.SessionStateListener in the Registry to receive callbacks when the session state changed.

SessionStateListener

synchronous (advanced)

Sets whether synchronous processing should be strictly used, or Camel is allowed to use asynchronous processing (if supported).

false

boolean

transactionTimer (advanced)

Defines the maximum period of inactivity allowed after a transaction, after which an SMPP entity may assume that the session is no longer active. This timer may be active on either communicating SMPP entity (i.e. SMSC or ESME).

10000

Integer

alphabet (codec)

Defines encoding of data according the SMPP 3.4 specification, section 5.2.19. 0: SMSC Default Alphabet 4: 8 bit Alphabet 8: UCS2 Alphabet

byte

dataCoding (codec)

Defines the data coding according the SMPP 3.4 specification, section 5.2.19. Example data encodings are: 0: SMSC Default Alphabet 3: Latin 1 (ISO-8859-1) 4: Octet unspecified (8-bit binary) 8: UCS2 (ISO/IEC-10646) 13: Extended Kanji JIS(X 0212-1990)

byte

encoding (codec)

Defines the encoding scheme of the short message user data. Only for SubmitSm, ReplaceSm and SubmitMulti.

ISO-8859-1

String

httpProxyHost (proxy)

If you need to tunnel SMPP through a HTTP proxy, set this attribute to the hostname or ip address of your HTTP proxy.

String

httpProxyPassword (proxy)

If your HTTP proxy requires basic authentication, set this attribute to the password required for your HTTP proxy.

String

httpProxyPort (proxy)

If you need to tunnel SMPP through a HTTP proxy, set this attribute to the port of your HTTP proxy.

3128

Integer

httpProxyUsername (proxy)

If your HTTP proxy requires basic authentication, set this attribute to the username required for your HTTP proxy.

String

proxyHeaders (proxy)

These headers will be passed to the proxy server while establishing the connection.

Map

password (security)

The password for connecting to SMSC server.

String

systemId (security)

The system id (username) for connecting to SMSC server.

smppclient

String

usingSSL (security)

Whether using SSL with the smpps protocol

false

boolean

Spring Boot Auto-Configuration

When using Spring Boot make sure to use the following Maven dependency to have support for auto configuration:

<dependency>
  <groupId>org.apache.camel</groupId>
  <artifactId>camel-smpp-starter</artifactId>
  <version>x.x.x</version>
  <!-- use the same version as your Camel core version -->
</dependency>

The component supports 38 options, which are listed below.

Name Description Default Type

camel.component.smpp.basic-property-binding

Whether the component should use basic property binding (Camel 2.x) or the newer property binding with additional capabilities

false

Boolean

camel.component.smpp.configuration.address-range

You can specify the address range for the SmppConsumer as defined in section 5.2.7 of the SMPP 3.4 specification. The SmppConsumer will receive messages only from SMSC’s which target an address (MSISDN or IP address) within this range.

String

camel.component.smpp.configuration.alphabet

Defines encoding of data according the SMPP 3.4 specification, section 5.2.19. <ul> <li>0: SMSC Default Alphabet <li>4: 8 bit Alphabet</li> <li>8: UCS2 Alphabet</li></li> </ul>

Byte

camel.component.smpp.configuration.data-coding

Defines the data coding according the SMPP 3.4 specification, section 5.2.19. Example data encodings are: <ul> <li>0: SMSC Default Alphabet</li> <li>3: Latin 1 (ISO-8859-1)</li> <li>4: Octet unspecified (8-bit binary)</li> <li>8: UCS2 (ISO/IEC-10646)</li> <li>13: Extended Kanji JIS(X 0212-1990)</li> </ul>

Byte

camel.component.smpp.configuration.dest-addr

Defines the destination SME address. For mobile terminated messages, this is the directory number of the recipient MS. Only for SubmitSm, SubmitMulti, CancelSm and DataSm.

1717

String

camel.component.smpp.configuration.dest-addr-npi

Defines the type of number (TON) to be used in the SME destination address parameters. Only for SubmitSm, SubmitMulti, CancelSm and DataSm. The following NPI values are defined: <ul> <li>0: Unknown</li> <li>1: ISDN (E163/E164)</li> <li>2: Data (X.121)</li> <li>3: Telex (F.69)</li> <li>6: Land Mobile (E.212)</li> <li>8: National</li> <li>9: Private</li> <li>10: ERMES</li> <li>13: Internet (IP)</li> <li>18: WAP Client Id (to be defined by WAP Forum)</li> </ul>

Byte

camel.component.smpp.configuration.dest-addr-ton

Defines the type of number (TON) to be used in the SME destination address parameters. Only for SubmitSm, SubmitMulti, CancelSm and DataSm. The following TON values are defined: <ul> <li>0: Unknown</li> <li>1: International</li> <li>2: National</li> <li>3: Network Specific</li> <li>4: Subscriber Number</li> <li>5: Alphanumeric</li> <li>6: Abbreviated</li> </ul>

Byte

camel.component.smpp.configuration.encoding

Defines the encoding scheme of the short message user data. Only for SubmitSm, ReplaceSm and SubmitMulti.

ISO-8859-1

String

camel.component.smpp.configuration.enquire-link-timer

Defines the interval in milliseconds between the confidence checks. The confidence check is used to test the communication path between an ESME and an SMSC.

5000

Integer

camel.component.smpp.configuration.host

Hostname for the SMSC server to use.

localhost

String

camel.component.smpp.configuration.http-proxy-host

If you need to tunnel SMPP through a HTTP proxy, set this attribute to the hostname or ip address of your HTTP proxy.

String

camel.component.smpp.configuration.http-proxy-password

If your HTTP proxy requires basic authentication, set this attribute to the password required for your HTTP proxy.

String

camel.component.smpp.configuration.http-proxy-port

If you need to tunnel SMPP through a HTTP proxy, set this attribute to the port of your HTTP proxy.

3128

Integer

camel.component.smpp.configuration.http-proxy-username

If your HTTP proxy requires basic authentication, set this attribute to the username required for your HTTP proxy.

String

camel.component.smpp.configuration.initial-reconnect-delay

Defines the initial delay in milliseconds after the consumer/producer tries to reconnect to the SMSC, after the connection was lost.

5000

Long

camel.component.smpp.configuration.lazy-session-creation

Sessions can be lazily created to avoid exceptions, if the SMSC is not available when the Camel producer is started. Camel will check the in message headers 'CamelSmppSystemId' and 'CamelSmppPassword' of the first exchange. If they are present, Camel will use these data to connect to the SMSC.

false

Boolean

camel.component.smpp.configuration.max-reconnect

Defines the maximum number of attempts to reconnect to the SMSC, if SMSC returns a negative bind response

2147483647

Integer

camel.component.smpp.configuration.numbering-plan-indicator

Defines the numeric plan indicator (NPI) to be used in the SME. The following NPI values are defined: <ul> <li>0: Unknown</li> <li>1: ISDN (E163/E164)</li> <li>2: Data (X.121)</li> <li>3: Telex (F.69)</li> <li>6: Land Mobile (E.212)</li> <li>8: National</li> <li>9: Private</li> <li>10: ERMES</li> <li>13: Internet (IP)</li> <li>18: WAP Client Id (to be defined by WAP Forum)</li> </ul>

Byte

camel.component.smpp.configuration.password

Defines the encoding scheme of the short message user data. Only for SubmitSm, ReplaceSm and SubmitMulti.

String

camel.component.smpp.configuration.port

Port number for the SMSC server to use.

2775

Integer

camel.component.smpp.configuration.priority-flag

Allows the originating SME to assign a priority level to the short message. Only for SubmitSm and SubmitMulti. Four Priority Levels are supported: <ul> <li>0: Level 0 (lowest) priority</li> <li>1: Level 1 priority</li> <li>2: Level 2 priority</li> <li>3: Level 3 (highest) priority</li> </ul>

Byte

camel.component.smpp.configuration.protocol-id

The protocol id

Byte

camel.component.smpp.configuration.proxy-headers

These headers will be passed to the proxy server while establishing the connection.

Map

camel.component.smpp.configuration.reconnect-delay

Defines the interval in milliseconds between the reconnect attempts, if the connection to the SMSC was lost and the previous was not succeed.

5000

Long

camel.component.smpp.configuration.registered-delivery

Is used to request an SMSC delivery receipt and/or SME originated acknowledgements. The following values are defined: <ul> <li>0: No SMSC delivery receipt requested.</li> <li>1: SMSC delivery receipt requested where final delivery outcome is success or failure.</li> <li>2: SMSC delivery receipt requested where the final delivery outcome is delivery failure.</li> </ul>

Byte

camel.component.smpp.configuration.replace-if-present-flag

Used to request the SMSC to replace a previously submitted message, that is still pending delivery. The SMSC will replace an existing message provided that the source address, destination address and service type match the same fields in the new message. The following replace if present flag values are defined: <ul> <li>0: Don’t replace</li> <li>1: Replace</li> </ul>

Byte

camel.component.smpp.configuration.service-type

The service type parameter can be used to indicate the SMS Application service associated with the message. The following generic service_types are defined: <ul> <li>CMT: Cellular Messaging</li> <li>CPT: Cellular Paging</li> <li>VMN: Voice Mail Notification</li> <li>VMA: Voice Mail Alerting</li> <li>WAP: Wireless Application Protocol</li> <li>USSD: Unstructured Supplementary Services Data</li> </ul>

String

camel.component.smpp.configuration.session-state-listener

You can refer to a org.jsmpp.session.SessionStateListener in the Registry to receive callbacks when the session state changed.

SessionStateListener

camel.component.smpp.configuration.source-addr

Defines the address of SME (Short Message Entity) which originated this message.

1616

String

camel.component.smpp.configuration.source-addr-npi

Defines the numeric plan indicator (NPI) to be used in the SME originator address parameters. The following NPI values are defined: <ul> <li>0: Unknown</li> <li>1: ISDN (E163/E164)</li> <li>2: Data (X.121)</li> <li>3: Telex (F.69)</li> <li>6: Land Mobile (E.212)</li> <li>8: National</li> <li>9: Private</li> <li>10: ERMES</li> <li>13: Internet (IP)</li> <li>18: WAP Client Id (to be defined by WAP Forum)</li> </ul>

Byte

camel.component.smpp.configuration.source-addr-ton

Defines the type of number (TON) to be used in the SME originator address parameters. The following TON values are defined: <ul> <li>0: Unknown</li> <li>1: International</li> <li>2: National</li> <li>3: Network Specific</li> <li>4: Subscriber Number</li> <li>5: Alphanumeric</li> <li>6: Abbreviated</li> </ul>

Byte

camel.component.smpp.configuration.splitting-policy

You can specify a policy for handling long messages: <ul> <li>ALLOW - the default, long messages are split to 140 bytes per message</li> <li>TRUNCATE - long messages are split and only the first fragment will be sent to the SMSC. Some carriers drop subsequent fragments so this reduces load on the SMPP connection sending parts of a message that will never be delivered.</li> <li>REJECT - if a message would need to be split, it is rejected with an SMPP NegativeResponseException and the reason code signifying the message is too long.</li> </ul>

SmppSplittingPolicy

camel.component.smpp.configuration.system-id

The system id (username) for connecting to SMSC server.

smppclient

String

camel.component.smpp.configuration.system-type

This parameter is used to categorize the type of ESME (External Short Message Entity) that is binding to the SMSC (max. 13 characters).

String

camel.component.smpp.configuration.transaction-timer

Defines the maximum period of inactivity allowed after a transaction, after which an SMPP entity may assume that the session is no longer active. This timer may be active on either communicating SMPP entity (i.e. SMSC or ESME).

10000

Integer

camel.component.smpp.configuration.type-of-number

Defines the type of number (TON) to be used in the SME. The following TON values are defined: <ul> <li>0: Unknown</li> <li>1: International</li> <li>2: National</li> <li>3: Network Specific</li> <li>4: Subscriber Number</li> <li>5: Alphanumeric</li> <li>6: Abbreviated</li> </ul>

Byte

camel.component.smpp.configuration.using-s-s-l

Whether using SSL with the smpps protocol

false

Boolean

camel.component.smpp.enabled

Enable smpp component

true

Boolean

You can have as many of these options as you like.

smpp://smppclient@localhost:2775?password=password&enquireLinkTimer=3000&transactionTimer=5000&systemType=consumer

Producer Message Headers

The following message headers can be used to affect the behavior of the SMPP producer

Header Type Description

CamelSmppDestAddr

List/String

only for SubmitSm, SubmitMulti, CancelSm and DataSm Defines the destination SME address(es). For mobile terminated messages, this is the directory number of the recipient MS. Is must be a List<String> for SubmitMulti and a String otherwise.

CamelSmppDestAddrTon

Byte

only for SubmitSm, SubmitMulti, CancelSm and DataSm Defines the type of number (TON) to be used in the SME destination address parameters. Use the sourceAddrTon URI option values defined above.

CamelSmppDestAddrNpi

Byte

only for SubmitSm, SubmitMulti, CancelSm and DataSm Defines the numeric plan indicator (NPI) to be used in the SME destination address parameters. Use the URI option sourceAddrNpi values defined above.

CamelSmppSourceAddr

String

Defines the address of SME (Short Message Entity) which originated this message.

CamelSmppSourceAddrTon

Byte

Defines the type of number (TON) to be used in the SME originator address parameters. Use the sourceAddrTon URI option values defined above.

CamelSmppSourceAddrNpi

Byte

Defines the numeric plan indicator (NPI) to be used in the SME originator address parameters. Use the URI option sourceAddrNpi values defined above.

CamelSmppServiceType

String

The service type parameter can be used to indicate the SMS Application service associated with the message. Use the URI option serviceType settings above.

CamelSmppRegisteredDelivery

Byte

only for SubmitSm, ReplaceSm, SubmitMulti and DataSm Is used to request an SMSC delivery receipt and/or SME originated acknowledgements. Use the URI option registeredDelivery settings above.

CamelSmppPriorityFlag

Byte

only for SubmitSm and SubmitMulti Allows the originating SME to assign a priority level to the short message. Use the URI option priorityFlag settings above.

CamelSmppScheduleDeliveryTime

Date

only for SubmitSm, SubmitMulti and ReplaceSm This parameter specifies the scheduled time at which the message delivery should be first attempted. It defines either the absolute date and time or relative time from the current SMSC time at which delivery of this message will be attempted by the SMSC. It can be specified in either absolute time format or relative time format. The encoding of a time format is specified in chapter 7.1.1. in the smpp specification v3.4.

CamelSmppValidityPeriod

String/Date

only for SubmitSm, SubmitMulti and ReplaceSm The validity period parameter indicates the SMSC expiration time, after which the message should be discarded if not delivered to the destination. If it’s provided as Date, it’s interpreted as absolute time or relative time format if you provide it as String as specified in chapter 7.1.1 in the smpp specification v3.4.

CamelSmppReplaceIfPresentFlag

Byte

only for SubmitSm and SubmitMulti The replace if present flag parameter is used to request the SMSC to replace a previously submitted message, that is still pending delivery. The SMSC will replace an existing message provided that the source address, destination address and service type match the same fields in the new message. The following values are defined: 0, Don’t replace and 1, Replace

CamelSmppAlphabet / CamelSmppDataCoding

Byte

For SubmitSm, SubmitMulti and ReplaceSm The data coding according to the SMPP 3.4 specification, section 5.2.19. Use the URI option alphabet settings above.

CamelSmppOptionalParameter

Map<Short, Object>

only for SubmitSm, SubmitMulti and DataSm The optional parameter which are send to the SMSC. The value is converted in the following way: Stringorg.jsmpp.bean.OptionalParameter.COctetString, byte[]org.jsmpp.bean.OptionalParameter.OctetString, Byteorg.jsmpp.bean.OptionalParameter.Byte, Integerorg.jsmpp.bean.OptionalParameter.Int, Shortorg.jsmpp.bean.OptionalParameter.Short, nullorg.jsmpp.bean.OptionalParameter.Null

CamelSmppEncoding

String

only for SubmitSm, SubmitMulti and DataSm. Specifies the encoding (character set name) of the bytes in the message body. If the message body is a string then this is not relevant because Java Strings are always Unicode. If the body is a byte array then this header can be used to indicate that it is ISO-8859-1 or some other value. Default value is specified by the endpoint configuration parameter encoding

CamelSmppSplittingPolicy

String

only for SubmitSm, SubmitMulti and DataSm. Specifies the policy for message splitting for this exchange. Possible values are described in the endpoint configuration parameter splittingPolicy

The following message headers are used by the SMPP producer to set the response from the SMSC in the message header

Header Type Description

CamelSmppId

List<String>/String

The id to identify the submitted short message(s) for later use. In case of a ReplaceSm, QuerySm, CancelSm and DataSm this header vaule is a String. In case of a SubmitSm or SubmitMultiSm this header vaule is a List<String>.

CamelSmppSentMessageCount

Integer

only for SubmitSm and SubmitMultiSm The total number of messages which has been sent.

CamelSmppError

Map<String, List<Map<String, Object>>>

only for SubmitMultiSm The errors which occurred by sending the short message(s) the form Map<String, List<Map<String, Object>>> (messageID : (destAddr : address, error : errorCode)).

CamelSmppOptionalParameter

Map<Short, Object>

only for DataSm The optional parameter which are returned from the SMSC by sending the message. The key is the Short code for the optional parameter. The value is converted in the following way: org.jsmpp.bean.OptionalParameter.COctetStringString, org.jsmpp.bean.OptionalParameter.OctetStringbyte[], org.jsmpp.bean.OptionalParameter.ByteByte, org.jsmpp.bean.OptionalParameter.IntInteger, org.jsmpp.bean.OptionalParameter.ShortShort, org.jsmpp.bean.OptionalParameter.Nullnull

Consumer Message Headers

The following message headers are used by the SMPP consumer to set the request data from the SMSC in the message header

Header Type Description

CamelSmppSequenceNumber

Integer

only for AlertNotification, DeliverSm and DataSm A sequence number allows a response PDU to be correlated with a request PDU. The associated SMPP response PDU must preserve this field.

CamelSmppCommandId

Integer

only for AlertNotification, DeliverSm and DataSm The command id field identifies the particular SMPP PDU. For the complete list of defined values see chapter 5.1.2.1 in the smpp specification v3.4.

CamelSmppSourceAddr

String

only for AlertNotification, DeliverSm and DataSm Defines the address of SME (Short Message Entity) which originated this message.

CamelSmppSourceAddrNpi

Byte

only for AlertNotification and DataSm Defines the numeric plan indicator (NPI) to be used in the SME originator address parameters. Use the URI option sourceAddrNpi values defined above.

CamelSmppSourceAddrTon

Byte

only for AlertNotification and DataSm Defines the type of number (TON) to be used in the SME originator address parameters. Use the sourceAddrTon URI option values defined above.

CamelSmppEsmeAddr

String

only for AlertNotification Defines the destination ESME address. For mobile terminated messages, this is the directory number of the recipient MS.

CamelSmppEsmeAddrNpi

Byte

only for AlertNotification Defines the numeric plan indicator (NPI) to be used in the ESME originator address parameters. Use the URI option sourceAddrNpi values defined above.

CamelSmppEsmeAddrTon

Byte

only for AlertNotification Defines the type of number (TON) to be used in the ESME originator address parameters. Use the sourceAddrTon URI option values defined above.

CamelSmppId

String

only for smsc DeliveryReceipt and DataSm The message ID allocated to the message by the SMSC when originally submitted.

CamelSmppDelivered

Integer

only for smsc DeliveryReceipt Number of short messages delivered. This is only relevant where the original message was submitted to a distribution list.The value is padded with leading zeros if necessary.

CamelSmppDoneDate

Date

only for smsc DeliveryReceipt The time and date at which the short message reached it’s final state. The format is as follows: YYMMDDhhmm.

CamelSmppStatus

DeliveryReceiptState

only for smsc DeliveryReceipt: The final status of the message. The following values are defined: DELIVRD: Message is delivered to destination, EXPIRED: Message validity period has expired, DELETED: Message has been deleted, UNDELIV: Message is undeliverable, ACCEPTD: Message is in accepted state (i.e. has been manually read on behalf of the subscriber by customer service), UNKNOWN: Message is in invalid state, REJECTD: Message is in a rejected state

CamelSmppCommandStatus

Integer

only for DataSm The Command status of the message.

CamelSmppError

String

only for smsc DeliveryReceipt Where appropriate this may hold a Network specific error code or an SMSC error code for the attempted delivery of the message. These errors are Network or SMSC specific and are not included here.

CamelSmppSubmitDate

Date

only for smsc DeliveryReceipt The time and date at which the short message was submitted. In the case of a message which has been replaced, this is the date that the original message was replaced. The format is as follows: YYMMDDhhmm.

CamelSmppSubmitted

Integer

only for smsc DeliveryReceipt Number of short messages originally submitted. This is only relevant when the original message was submitted to a distribution list.The value is padded with leading zeros if necessary.

CamelSmppDestAddr

String

only for DeliverSm and DataSm: Defines the destination SME address. For mobile terminated messages, this is the directory number of the recipient MS.

CamelSmppScheduleDeliveryTime

String

only for DeliverSm: This parameter specifies the scheduled time at which the message delivery should be first attempted. It defines either the absolute date and time or relative time from the current SMSC time at which delivery of this message will be attempted by the SMSC. It can be specified in either absolute time format or relative time format. The encoding of a time format is specified in Section 7.1.1. in the smpp specification v3.4.

CamelSmppValidityPeriod

String

only for DeliverSm The validity period parameter indicates the SMSC expiration time, after which the message should be discarded if not delivered to the destination. It can be defined in absolute time format or relative time format. The encoding of absolute and relative time format is specified in Section 7.1.1 in the smpp specification v3.4.

CamelSmppServiceType

String

only for DeliverSm and DataSm The service type parameter indicates the SMS Application service associated with the message.

CamelSmppRegisteredDelivery

Byte

only for DataSm Is used to request an delivery receipt and/or SME originated acknowledgements. Same values as in Producer header list above.

CamelSmppDestAddrNpi

Byte

only for DataSm Defines the numeric plan indicator (NPI) in the destination address parameters. Use the URI option sourceAddrNpi values defined above.

CamelSmppDestAddrTon

Byte

only for DataSm Defines the type of number (TON) in the destination address parameters. Use the sourceAddrTon URI option values defined above.

CamelSmppMessageType

String

Identifies the type of an incoming message: AlertNotification: an SMSC alert notification, DataSm: an SMSC data short message, DeliveryReceipt: an SMSC delivery receipt, DeliverSm: an SMSC deliver short message

CamelSmppOptionalParameter

Map<Short, Object>

only for DeliverSm The optional parameters send back by the SMSC. The key is the Short code for the optional parameter. The value is converted in the following way: org.jsmpp.bean.OptionalParameter.COctetStringString, org.jsmpp.bean.OptionalParameter.OctetStringbyte[], org.jsmpp.bean.OptionalParameter.ByteByte, org.jsmpp.bean.OptionalParameter.IntInteger, org.jsmpp.bean.OptionalParameter.ShortShort, org.jsmpp.bean.OptionalParameter.Nullnull

JSMPP library See the documentation of the JSMPP Library for more details about the underlying library.

Exception handling

This component supports the general Camel exception handling capabilities

When an error occurs sending a message with SubmitSm (the default action), the org.apache.camel.component.smpp.SmppException is thrown with a nested exception, org.jsmpp.extra.NegativeResponseException. Call NegativeResponseException.getCommandStatus() to obtain the exact SMPP negative response code, the values are explained in the SMPP specification 3.4, section 5.1.3.
When the SMPP consumer receives a DeliverSm or DataSm short message and the processing of these messages fails, you can also throw a ProcessRequestException instead of handle the failure. In this case, this exception is forwarded to the underlying JSMPP library which will return the included error code to the SMSC. This feature is useful to e.g. instruct the SMSC to resend the short message at a later time. This could be done with the following lines of code:

from("smpp://smppclient@localhost:2775?password=password&enquireLinkTimer=3000&transactionTimer=5000&systemType=consumer")
  .doTry()
    .to("bean:dao?method=updateSmsState")
  .doCatch(Exception.class)
    .throwException(new ProcessRequestException("update of sms state failed", 100))
  .end();

Please refer to the SMPP specification for the complete list of error codes and their meanings.

Samples

A route which sends an SMS using the Java DSL:

from("direct:start")
  .to("smpp://smppclient@localhost:2775?
      password=password&enquireLinkTimer=3000&transactionTimer=5000&systemType=producer");

A route which sends an SMS using the Spring XML DSL:

<route>
  <from uri="direct:start"/>
  <to uri="smpp://smppclient@localhost:2775?
           password=password&amp;enquireLinkTimer=3000&amp;transactionTimer=5000&amp;systemType=producer"/>
</route>

A route which receives an SMS using the Java DSL:

from("smpp://smppclient@localhost:2775?password=password&enquireLinkTimer=3000&transactionTimer=5000&systemType=consumer")
  .to("bean:foo");

A route which receives an SMS using the Spring XML DSL:

  <route>
     <from uri="smpp://smppclient@localhost:2775?
                password=password&amp;enquireLinkTimer=3000&amp;transactionTimer=5000&amp;systemType=consumer"/>
     <to uri="bean:foo"/>
  </route>
SMSC simulator If you need an SMSC simulator for your test, you can use the simulator provided by Logica.

Debug logging

This component has log level DEBUG, which can be helpful in debugging problems. If you use log4j, you can add the following line to your configuration:

log4j.logger.org.apache.camel.component.smpp=DEBUG