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Microsoft Azure Communication Administration Service Client Library for Python

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Azure Communication Administration Package client library for Python

This package has been deprecated. Please use azure-communication-identity and azure-communication-phonenumbers instead.

The requested features were implemented in the new libraries. See change log for more details.

Getting started


  • Python 2.7, or 3.5 or later is required to use this package.
  • You must have an Azure subscription

Install the package

Install the Azure Communication Administration client library for Python with pip:

pip install azure-communication-administration

Key concepts


CommunicationIdentityClient provides operations for:

  • Create/delete identities to be used in Azure Communication Services. Those identities can be used to make use of Azure Communication offerings and can be scoped to have limited abilities through token scopes.

  • Create/revoke scoped user access tokens to access services such as chat, calling, sms. Tokens are issued for a valid Azure Communication identity and can be revoked at any time.


Initializing Phone Number Client

# You can find your endpoint and access token from your resource in the Azure Portal
import os
from azure.communication.administration import PhoneNumberAdministrationClient

phone_number_administration_client = PhoneNumberAdministrationClient.from_connection_string(connection_str)

Phone plans overview

Phone plans come in two types; Geographic and Toll-Free. Geographic phone plans are phone plans associated with a location, whose phone numbers' area codes are associated with the area code of a geographic location. Toll-Free phone plans are phone plans not associated location. For example, in the US, toll-free numbers can come with area codes such as 800 or 888.

All geographic phone plans within the same country are grouped into a phone plan group with a Geographic phone number type. All Toll-Free phone plans within the same country are grouped into a phone plan group.

Searching and Acquiring numbers

Phone numbers search can be search through the search creation API by providing a phone plan id, an area code and quantity of phone numbers. The provided quantity of phone numbers will be reserved for ten minutes. This search of phone numbers can either be cancelled or purchased. If the search is cancelled, then the phone numbers will become available to others. If the search is purchased, then the phone numbers are acquired for the Azure resources.

Configuring / Assigning numbers

Phone numbers can be assigned to a callback URL via the configure number API. As part of the configuration, you will need an acquired phone number, callback URL and application id.


The following section provides several code snippets covering some of the most common Azure Communication Services tasks, including:

Create/delete Azure Communication Service identities

Create/revoke scoped user access tokens

Communication Phone number

Get Countries

phone_number_administration_client = PhoneNumberAdministrationClient.from_connection_string(connection_str)

supported_countries = phone_number_administration_client.list_all_supported_countries()
for supported_country in supported_countries:

Get Phone Plan Groups

Phone plan groups come in two types, Geographic and Toll-Free.

phone_number_administration_client = PhoneNumberAdministrationClient.from_connection_string(connection_str)

phone_plan_groups_response = phone_number_administration_client.list_phone_plan_groups(
    country_code='<country code>'
for phone_plan_group in phone_plan_groups_response:

Get Phone Plans

Unlike Toll-Free phone plans, area codes for Geographic Phone Plans are empty. Area codes are found in the Area Codes API.

phone_number_administration_client = PhoneNumberAdministrationClient.from_connection_string(connection_str)

phone_plans_response = phone_number_administration_client.list_phone_plans(
    country_code='<country code>',
    phone_plan_group_id='<phone plan group id>'
for phone_plan in phone_plans_response:

Get Location Options

For Geographic phone plans, you can query the available geographic locations. The locations options are structured like the geographic hierarchy of a country. For example, the US has states and within each state are cities.

phone_number_administration_client = PhoneNumberAdministrationClient.from_connection_string(connection_str)

location_options_response = phone_number_administration_client.get_phone_plan_location_options(
    country_code='<country code>',
    phone_plan_group_id='<phone plan group id>',
    phone_plan_id='<phone plan id>'

Get Area Codes

Fetching area codes for geographic phone plans will require the the location options queries set. You must include the chain of geographic locations traversing down the location options object returned by the GetLocationOptions API.

phone_number_administration_client = PhoneNumberAdministrationClient.from_connection_string(connection_str)

all_area_codes = phone_number_administration_client.get_all_area_codes(
    country_code='<country code>',
    phone_plan_id='<phone plan id>'

Create Search

from azure.communication.administration import CreateSearchOptions
phone_number_administration_client = PhoneNumberAdministrationClient.from_connection_string(connection_str)

searchOptions = CreateSearchOptions(
    area_code='<area code>',
    phone_plan_ids=['<phone plan id>'],
search_response = phone_number_administration_client.create_search(

Get search by id

phone_number_administration_client = PhoneNumberAdministrationClient.from_connection_string(connection_str)

phone_number_search_response = phone_number_administration_client.get_search_by_id(
    search_id='<search id>'

Purchase Search

phone_number_administration_client = PhoneNumberAdministrationClient.from_connection_string(connection_str)

    search_id='<search id to purchase>'


The Azure Communication Service Identity client will raise exceptions defined in Azure Core.

Next steps

More sample code

Please take a look at the samples directory for detailed examples of how to use this library to manage identities and tokens.

Provide Feedback

If you encounter any bugs or have suggestions, please file an issue in the Issues section of the project


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