Publish your bot

Once you have built a bot and you feel it is ready to be shared with the public, you can publish it to an engine. This makes your bot available as a service that can be accessed via https. The SDKs and connectors documented in this section interact with the engine and help you make your come alive on various channels.

Publish environments

To be able to publish a solution in Teneo, it needs to get one or more publish environments. A publish environment specifies various details of the server your solution will be published to, like the type of server (development, qa, production) and, quite important, its URL.

In the Teneo Developer sandbox, publishing is limited to 7 bots per team. A publishing environment is automatically added to the first 7 bots.

Publish your bot

To publish your bot, proceed as follows:

  • Open the 'SOLUTION' tab in the solution's window.
  • Select 'Publish' in the purple bar on the left hand side
  • Click the 'Manage' button and in the dropdown choose 'Publish'

You might see a warning Publish to 'Default env' stopped with warnings.

First time publish warning

This is nothing to worry about, the warning is shown when you publish your solution for the first time or when you have made certain global changes. To proceed, just check the checkbox 'Perform full application deployment on try again' and click the 'Try again' button.

The publication may take a couple of minutes (the video below is sped up a bit). When it has finished you'll receive a confirmation pop-up.

Hello World!

Time to meet your bot! Click 'Open' in the publication confirmation pop-up. If you have already closed it, you can simply click the URL that is shown in the 'Publish' window instead. This will open a test page where you can try out your bot.

Try it in Teneo Web Chat

Now that your bot is published, you can also interact with it using Teneo Web Chat. On your bots page you will find a list of all solutions for your team. Clicking the Teneo Web Chat button of the bot you just published, opens a new tab with an example page containing Teneo Web Chat. Because the example page does not require a login, you can share it with your colleagues.

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