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Error sending SMS from a different extension

When trying to send an SMS message from a different extension I get the following err:

{
  "errorCode" : "FeatureNotAvailable",
  "message" : "In order to call this API endpoint for another extension, user needs to have [OutboundSMS] permission granted with extended scope",
  "errors" : [ {
    "errorCode" : "CMN-419",
    "message" : "In order to call this API endpoint for another extension, user needs to have [OutboundSMS] permission granted with extended scope",
    "permissionsName" : "OutboundSMS"
  } ],
  "permissionsName" : "OutboundSMS"
}

How do I set the permission for the user as described in the error message?
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Tyler Liu answered ·
The error message is misleading. The root cause is: you are not allowed to send SMS on behalf of others.

If you want to send SMS from a different extension, you need to do authorization using that extension.
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jeff-dollard answered ·

Reviving this old thread to find out - is this limitation still true? Seems like there are a great many obvious use cases for allowing the admin account to send on behalf of extensions via the API.

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The limitation remains the same. You cannot send SMS on behalf of others.

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