Connect API Introduction

The Connect API provides the solution to help people authenticate to your application or website without the need of a username and password. By using the Connect API users are authenticated with their mobile phone via SMS. By entering the mobile phone number an application user will get an SMS message with a unique challenge. The correct response from the phone will authenticate the web session.

The advantage of the Connect API is that users don’t need to remember yet another login and password in order to access your application. Rather, they simply just enter their mobile phone number and then respond to an SMS.

Once you have implemented Connect in your application, users who choose it as the login method will be redirected to a form hosted by Telstra, where they are prompted to enter their mobile phone number. The mobile phone number is not shared with the application. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Does the API work with all Australian mobiles?
A: This version of the API works with all Australian mobiles because it is using SMS messages for the handset interaction. 

Q: Does the Connect authentication mechanism work with all Australian mobile handsets?
A: This version of the API works with all Australian mobiles handsets because it is using SMS messages for the handset interaction.