Accessing Twilio Resources¶
Let’s say you’re building a Twilio application that needs access to all of your
account data – stuff like call logs, recordings, SMS messages, etc.
django-twilio makes accessing this information extremely easy.
The Twilio REST Client¶
The official Twilio python library provides a really awesome wrapper around Twilio’s REST API. Before continuing on, you may want to read the official documentation for this feature, as understanding this will make the documentation below significantly easier to follow.
How it Works¶
If you are using the Twilio python library by itself (without
django-twilio), you could see a list of all the phone numbers you have
provisioned to your Twilio account by running the following code:
from twilio.rest import TwilioRestClient # Your private Twilio API credentials. ACCOUNT_SID = 'xxx' AUTH_TOKEN = 'xxx' client = TwilioRestClient(ACCOUNT_SID, AUTH_TOKEN) for number in client.incoming_phone_numbers.stream(): print(number.friendly_name)
While this is really convenient, it breaks the Don’t Repeat Yourself rule of software engineering by making you manually specify your account credentials.
django-twilio already requires you to enter your Twilio credentials in
django-twilio provides a simple wrapper around
As mentioned in the previous section,
django-twilio ships with an
TwilioRestClient, so that you can use the Twilio REST API with
as little effort as possible. :)
django_twilio.client.twilio_client, you can print a list of all
the phone numbers you have provisioned to your Twilio account by running the
from django_twilio.client import twilio_client for number in twilio_client.incoming_phone_numbers.stream(): print(number.friendly_name)
See how you didn’t have to worry about credentials or anything? Niiiiice.
Twilio’s REST API lets you do a lot of awesome stuff. Among other things, you can:
- View and manage your Twilio account and sub-accounts.
- Manage your Twilio applications.
- Authorize Twilio apps.
- View your call logs.
- View all of your authorized caller IDs.
- Check out your connected apps.
- View all Twilio notifications.
- Get a list of all call recordings.
- View all call transcriptions.
- View all SMS messages.
- View and manage all phone numbers.
- Manage your conference rooms.
- Manage your API sandboxes.