Test Servers

To run Telethon on a test server, use the following code:

client = TelegramClient(None, api_id, api_hash)
client.session.set_dc(dc_id, '149.154.167.40', 80)

You can check your 'test ip' on https://my.telegram.org.

You should set None session so to ensure you’re generating a new authorization key for it (it would fail if you used a session where you had previously connected to another data center).

Note that port 443 might not work, so you can try with 80 instead.

Once you’re connected, you’ll likely be asked to either sign in or sign up. Remember anyone can access the phone you choose, so don’t store sensitive data here.

Valid phone numbers are 99966XYYYY, where X is the dc_id and YYYY is any number you want, for example, 1234 in dc_id = 2 would be 9996621234. The code sent by Telegram will be dc_id repeated five times, in this case, 22222 so we can hardcode that:

client = TelegramClient(None, api_id, api_hash)
client.session.set_dc(2, '149.154.167.40', 80)
client.start(phone='9996621234', code_callback=lambda: '22222')