Glossary

Common terms and acronyms used throughout the API documentation

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

Acronym

Description

ASA

Adaptive Security Appliances

IPS

Intrusion Prevention System

IPSEC

Internet Protocol Security

MM

Mobile Money: an E-wallet platform that enables subscribers to access banking services through a transactional account.

MNO

Mobile Network Operator

MTO

Money Transfer Operator

MSISDN

Mobile 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

OVA

Online Vendor Account, a merchant account on E-wallet platform

SFTP

Secure File Transfer Protocol

SMS

Short Message Service is a text messaging service component of phone, web, or mobile communication systems, using standardized communication protocols

SOAP

Simple Object Access Protocol

USSD

Unstructured Supplementary Service Data

VPN

Virtual 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

WS

Web Service

XML

Extensible Markup Language

ASA

Adaptive Security Appliances

TBD