Alert Task Basic Settings

After you select or create a Bot in Bot Builder, you can add an alert task to the Bot. For more information, see Creating a Bot. Each alert task can have several pages of configuration depending on the Connection Type of the alert task that you define. This topic describes how to configure the Basic Settings page. For more information about the process for creating an alert task, see About Alert Tasks.

To create an alert task

To create an alert task in Bot Builder, in the YOUR BOTS section, you can click the Create Bot  icon to define a new Bot alert task, or click an existing Bot, and then click the Create Alert Task  icon as shown in the following illustration. 

When you click the Create new Alert Task  icon, the General Information page is displayed as shown in the following illustration.

The following table describes the fields on the Basic Settings page.

Field NameDescription
Connection Type Specify the type of connection for your alert task. One of:
  • Webhook - The web application pushes data to a task URL endpoint provided by Kore.
  • RSS - The web service returns RSS feeds when polled by Kore, and may require end-user log on credentials.
  • Webservice - The web service sends data to Kore when polled by Kore using the end-user account log on credentials.
Sub Type When the Connection Type is set to Webservice, specify the subtype for the connection. One of:
  • REST - The alert task uses a REST API connection.
  • SOAP - The alert task uses a SOAP API connection.
Name The name of the alert task displayed in the end-user interface. For example, if you enter New Follower, this is displayed in the Available tasks section for the Twitter Bot as shown in the following illustration.

 

Short Description The short description displayed immediately below the alert task title in the user interface. For example, if you enter Get notified of new followers on Twitter, it is displayed as shown in the previous illustration. 
Long Description The long description of the alert displayed when the user clicks the alert title in the user interface. For example, if you enter Get notified of new followers on Twitter, it is displayed as shown in the following illustration below the alert task title.

 

Task Install Confirmation - User The message post displayed to the end user when this task is added in the Kore application.
Task Install Confirmation - Room The message post displayed to the members of a space room when this task is added in the Kore application.
Screenshots Upload up to four images as screenshots of how your alert task works to display in the end-user interface. When the end-user clicks the alert task name, the details page for the alert task is displayed with the screenshots as shown in the following illustration.

 

Search Keywords Specify one or more end-user search words to help locate this task in the Bot marketplace for this alert task.

Next Steps

After you define your alert task settings, and then click Continue, you may need to set up authentication to access the Bot, if required. For more information, see Setting Up the Authorization Mechanism.

If authentication is not required, the next step is to define one or more request objects used to request data from the Bot. The specific configuration settings for a request object are based on the Connection Type that you define for the alert task. For more information, see:

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