The Installation section is intended to get you up and running quickly with a simple SMS sending scenario through HTTP API or SMPP Server API.


Jasmin needs a working RabbitMQ and Redis servers, more info in Prerequisites & Dependencies below.

Prerequisites & Dependencies

Jasmin requires Python 2.7 or newer (but not Python 3) with a functioning pip module.


Latest pip module installation: # curl | python

Depending on the Linux distribution you are using, you may need to install the following dependencies:

  • RabbitMQ Server, Ubuntu package name: rabbitmq-server. RabbitMQ is used heavily by Jasmin as its core AMQP.
  • Redis Server, Ubuntu package name: redis-server. Redis is used mainly for mapping message ID’s when receiving delivery receipts.
  • header files and a static library for Python, Ubuntu package name: python-dev
  • Foreign Function Interface library (development files), Ubuntu package name: libffi-dev
  • Secure Sockets Layer toolkit - development files, Ubuntu package name: libssl-dev
  • Twisted Matrix, Python Event-driven networking engine, Ubuntu package name: python-twisted

Debian & Ubuntu

Jasmin can be installed through DEB packages hosted on Packagecloud:

curl -s | sudo bash
sudo apt-get install python-jasmin

Once Jasmin installed, you may simply start the jasmind service:

sudo invoke-rc.d jasmind start


redis and rabbitmq must be started with jasmin.

DEB OS compliance
Distribution Tested Result
Ubuntu 14.04 Yes Compliant
Ubuntu 14.10 Yes Compliant
Ubuntu 15.04 Yes Compliant


Jasmin can be installed through RPM packages hosted on Packagecloud:

curl -s | sudo bash
sudo yum install python-jasmin

You may get the following error if RabbitMQ or Redis server are not installed:

No package redis available.
No package rabbitmq-server available.

These requirements are available from the EPEL repository, you’ll need to enable it before installing Jasmin:

## RHEL/CentOS 7 64-Bit ##
yum -y install

Once Jasmin installed, you may simply start the jasmind service:

sudo invoke-rc.d jasmind start


redis and rabbitmq must be started with jasmin.

RPM OS compliance
Distribution Tested Result
RHEL 7.x Yes Compliant
CentOS 7.x Yes Compliant


Having another OS not covered by package installations described above ? using the Python package installer will be possible, you may have to follow these instructions:

System user

Jasmin system service is running under the jasmin system user, you will have to create this user under jasmin group:

sudo useradd jasmin

System folders

In order to run as a POSIX system service, Jasmin requires the creation of the following folders before installation:

/etc/jasmin/store       #> Must be owned by jasmin user
/var/log/jasmin         #> Must be owned by jasmin user
/var/run/jasmin         #> Must be owned by jasmin user


The last step is to install jasmin through pip:

sudo pip install jasmin

Once Jasmin installed, execute the following steps to start Jasmin as a system service:

# On ubuntu:
sudo wget -O /etc/init.d/jasmind
# On redhat, centos:
sudo wget -O /etc/init.d/jasmind

# Then:
sudo chmod +x /etc/init.d/jasmind
sudo update-rc.d jasmind defaults
sudo invoke-rc.d jasmind start


On some Linux distributions, you may use sudo systemctl enable jasmind.


redis and rabbitmq must be started with jasmin.

Sending your first SMS

For the really impatient, if you want to give Jasmin a whirl right now and send your first SMS, you’ll have to connect to Management CLI overview and setup a connection to your SMS-C, let’s assume you have the following SMPP connection parameters as provided from your partner:

Basic SMPP connection parameters
Paramater Description Value
Host Host of remote SMS-C
Port SMPP port on remote SMS-C 2775
Username Authentication username smppclient1
Password Authentication password password
Throughput Maximum sent SMS/second 110


In the next sections we’ll be heavily using jCli console, if you feel lost, please refer to Management CLI overview for detailed information.

1. Adding SMPP connection

Connect to jCli console through telnet (telnet 8990) using jcliadmin/jclipwd default authentication parameters and add a new connector with an CID=DEMO_CONNECTOR:

Authentication required.

Username: jcliadmin
Welcome to Jasmin console
Type help or ? to list commands.

Session ref: 2
jcli : smppccm -a
> host
> port 2775
> username smppclient1
> password password
> submit_throughput 110
> ok
Successfully added connector [DEMO_CONNECTOR]

2. Starting the connector

Let’s start the newly added connector:

jcli : smppccm -1 DEMO_CONNECTOR
Successfully started connector id:DEMO_CONNECTOR

You can check if the connector is bound to your provider by checking its log file (default to /var/log/jasmin/default-DEMO_CONNECTOR.log) or through jCli console:

jcli : smppccm --list
#Connector id                        Service Session          Starts Stops
#DEMO_CONNECTOR                      started BOUND_TRX        1      0
Total connectors: 1

3. Configure simple route

We’ll configure a default route to send all SMS through our newly created DEMO_CONNECTOR:

jcli : mtrouter -a
Adding a new MT Route: (ok: save, ko: exit)
> type defaultroute
jasmin.routing.Routes.DefaultRoute arguments:
> connector smppc(DEMO_CONNECTOR)
> rate 0.00
> ok
Successfully added MTRoute [DefaultRoute] with order:0

4. Create a user

In order to use Jasmin’s HTTP API to send SMS messages, you have to get a valid user account, that’s what we’re going to do below.

First we have to create a group to put the new user in:

jcli : group -a
    Adding a new Group: (ok: save, ko: exit)
    > gid foogroup
    > ok
    Successfully added Group [foogroup]

And then create the new user:

jcli : user -a
Adding a new User: (ok: save, ko: exit)
> username foo
> password bar
> gid foogroup
> uid foo
> ok
Successfully added User [foo] to Group [foogroup]

5. Send SMS

Sending outbound SMS (MT) is simply done through Jasmin’s HTTP API (refer to HTTP API for detailed information about sending and receiving SMS and receipts):

Calling the above url from any brower will send an SMS to 98700177 with hello content, if you receive a response like the below example it means your SMS is accepted for delivery:

Success "9ab2867c-96ce-4405-b890-8d35d52c8e01"

For more troubleshooting about message delivery, you can check details in related log files in /var/log/jasmin:

Messaging related log files
Log filename Description
messages.log Information about queued, rejected, received and sent messages
default-DEMO_CONNECTOR.log The SMPP connector log file