Integrate Freshdesk with a Smartloop bot

Please follow the simple steps to integrate Freshdesk with a Smartloop bot.

We will be using a pre-built template to jumpstart a few things. Ideally our goal is to do the following:

Freshdesk Integration

  • Create a new ticket in Freshdesk.
  • View the ticket details and status:
  • Be notified when a ticket is updated in Freshdesk
  • Add comments to the ticket directly from a messenger bot.
  • Upload attachments.

Install Template

First, you'll need the Freshdesk Template. Follow the instructions to install it in your account. We will be using it as a starting point to integrate a messenger bot with Freshdesk.

Connect Freshdesk to your Smartloop bot

To configure settings in the Smartloop bot, click on "Configure" button.

Scroll down to the CONFIGURATION section.

You will find an entry with GRAPHQL_URI with value https://freshdesk.smartloop.ai/v1/, this is used to send notifications to your bot as the a ticket is updated in Freshdesk

WARNING

Please don't remove or alter this value.

Click on the Freshdesk link under Configure -> Integrations section as shown below.

This will bring up a step-by-step wizard to configure the integration:

Note

If you see "Disconnect" in the Freshdesk section, it means that the bot is already connected to a Freshdesk account. Click on Disconnect link to unlink it with the Freshdesk account.

We need to enter relevant values from Freshdesk here.

Account URL: This is the URL of your Freshdesk home e.g., https://smartloophelp.freshdesk.com

API Key: To get the API key, log into your Freshdesk account. Click on your username and then Profile Settings. The profile page consists of the API Key, as shown below. Copy and paste this key in API Key settings in Smartloop.

Then click on "Continue".

Select the company you want to configure with the bot from drop-down available next:

Click on "Connect".

Take a note of the Freshdesk Webhook that will use in the next step.

Next, copy the API key found in the API Access section as shown below to your clipboard and store it in a safe location, you will need it later:

Configure Freshdesk to send update notifications to Smartloop

Visit your Freshdesk account.

Click on Admin icon in the left sidebar, followed by Automations. On the automation page, switch to Ticket Updates tab as shown below:

Click on the New Rule button, then name your rule "Smartloop Notifications."

In the When an action performed by section, make sure that Agent radio button is selected as shown below:

In the Involves any of these events, include settings for responding to any reply and status update as shown:

In Perform these actions, add a new Trigger Webhook with Request Type set to POST. In the URL, paste the Freshdesk Webhook you copied in the earlier step.

Please include the following JSON in the custom headers:

{
    "x-api-key": "<Smartloop API key>"
}

This API key is the one that was copied earlier from the API Access section of the Smartloop Configure section.

To conclude, you would need to include the following two attributes in the Content section - Ticket ID and Triggered Event, as shown below:

Click on Preview and save to save the settings on Freshdesk page. You will now see a summary modal click on Save and enable.

You've now successfully connected your Freshdesk account to your Smartloop bot. Finally, publish this bot to Facebook

Last Updated: 9/27/2019, 7:04:07 PM