Yesterday I learned that the JSON provided from the Alphanet wallet must first be activated using
activate account e.g.
./tezos-client activate account myRandomAlias with tzWhAtEvEr.json (thanks Fredcy!) which also led me to find this section in the developer documentation https://tezos.gitlab.io/master/introduction/howtouse.html#get-free-tez.
Is there a way to perform this action without tezos-client, but rather by using a library such as eztz or sotez with a remote provider? I see that sotez does have a "Activate" method, but I have tried several combinations of values extracted from the faucet JSON to no avail. https://github.com/AndrewKishino/sotez/wiki/Documentation#activate
When ZuluRepublic initially engaged Tezos about implementing Tezos into our suite of products, we were told that this could likely be achieved without hosting our own node, but now I am wondering if that isn't true?
Edit: To elaborate, my intention is to handle key generation, storage, transaction building, and signing local (offline methods) and using a remote provider only to fetch public data like blocks, transactions, balances, and to broadcast signed transactions.
I am accustomed to faucets that ask for an address to send tokens to, where I would enter the address to a wallet I control, and then I can begin experimenting with sending and receiving tezzies in my codebase. But with this faucet, it seems like I would need to have my own node so I can use tezos-client to activate it.