Common terms and acronyms used throughout the API documentation

Below, you'll find common terms and acronyms used throughout the Onafriq API documentation.

ASAAdaptive Security Appliances
IPSIntrusion Prevention System
IPSECInternet Protocol Security
MMMobile Money: an E-wallet platform that enables subscribers to access banking services through a transactional account.
MNOMobile Network Operator
MTOMoney Transfer Operator
MSISDNMobile Subscriber Integrated Services Digital Network Number is a number uniquely identifying a subscription in a mobile network.

Aka, a mobile phone number.

The MSISDN consists of CC + NDC + SN; where

CC = Country Code
NDC = National Destination Code identifies one or part of a telephone network.
SN = Subscriber Number
OVAOnline Vendor Account, a merchant account on E-wallet platform
SFTPSecure File Transfer Protocol
SMSShort Message Service is a text messaging service component of phone, web, or mobile communication systems, using standardized communication protocols
SOAPSimple Object Access Protocol
USSDUnstructured Supplementary Service Data
VPNVirtual Private Network is a technology for using the Internet or another intermediate network to securely connect computers to isolated remote computer networks that would otherwise be inaccessible
WSWeb Service
XMLExtensible Markup Language
ASAAdaptive Security Appliances

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