How to setup a WeChat sandbox account on Ongair

How to setup a WeChat sandbox account on Ongair

Sandbox accounts are great way for you to test WeChat official accounts. Not to mention that they are fast and easy to create.

Today we'll take you through the creation of a Sandbox account and how you can add it as a WeChat channel on Ongair.

To start off, ensure you have downloaded and installed the WeChat app on your phone.

1. Scan the QR code

Visit the Test account WeChat admin platform page here, and click on Login. Using your phone, scan the QR code that appears on your screen.

2.Authorize Login

Once you have scanned the QR code, ensure you authorize the login both on your phone and on your computer.

Once the Login is successful, you will be redirected to a new page listing all the details of your Sandbox account including your WeChat Id, Your access token, Unique URL etc.

Ensure you keep this page open ( i.e do not close the window ) you will need it to complete your account creation.

3.Setup your Sandbox account on Ongair

After successfully creating your Sandbox account, head on over to your Ongair dashboard, select add channel at the bottom left hand side of your page.

If you do not have an Ongair account, sign up and you will automatically be redirected to the channel creation page. Select WeChat from the channel list presented.

Since we already have a sandbox account, click on the ' Connect my Account' button.

4. Fill in security credentials.

In this next section, fill in the security credentials for your WeChat sandbox account.

All these details can be found on the WeChat admin page we had earlier. Simply, refer to it and paste the values into their respective sections.

  • The WeChat Id can be found on the top right hand of the WeChat admin page.

NB: Ensure you have checked the ' Sandbox account' radio button, before clicking Activate.

5. Activate your account

Activate your account by copying the API URL and the Client Token into your WeChat admin platform API page.

Copy them into the sections for API URL and Client Token.

Head back to your Ongair dashboard and click finalize.

6.Success

Great, now that you have successfully created your WeChat account. You can take a tour of the Ongair dashboard, send yourself a test message or set-up auto responders.

If you experience any difficulties creating your account, we'd be happy to help just send us an email at hello@ongair.im or you can reach us through our WeChat ID: ongairim..

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