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Hosting The Bot On Microsoft Teams


  1. Open Microsoft Teams and click on the "apps" icon.
  2. Picture showing the apps icon in Microsoft teams
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  3. In the apps window, search "App Studio" and install it.
  4. Picture showing searching the App Studio in the apps screen
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  5. In the "App Studio", click on the "Manifest Editor" tab.
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  7. Click on the button "Create a new app".
  8. A window will appear to enter the details about the application. First, enter the "Short Name", "Full Name", "App ID", "Package Name" and "Version" field.
  9. Picture showing the screen to create a new app
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  10. Post that scroll down and fill in the following information - "Short Description", "Full Description", "Developer/ Company Name" and "Website".
  11. Picture showing the screen to create a new app
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  12. Finally, add the "Privacy Statement" and "Terms of use" fields.
  13. Picture showing the screen to create a new app
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  14. Once the information is filled in the form, click on the "Bot"option on the left-hand side menu.
  15. Picture showing the Bot option after the app is created
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  16. Click on the "Set up"button.
  17. A window will appear where you can specify the bot name and other bot settings.
  18. Picture showing the Set up a bot screen
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  19. Click on the "Create bot" button.
  20. Another screen will appear where you can enter the messaging endpoint. Please note that App Id and password are already generated. You can note it down.
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  22. In the messaging endpoint field, press the enter key after entering the endpoint. A tick mark will appear in the textbox.
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  24. On the left-hand side menu, click on the option "Domains and Permissions".
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  26. Inside the "Domains and permissions" tab, enter the ngrok URL in "Valid Domains" section and click on the "Add" button.
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  28. Finally, in the "Test and distribute" tab, click on the "Download" button.
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  30. Now, go to the "Apps" tab again and click on the "Upload a custom app" → "Upload for Default Directory".
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  32. A window will appear to select the ZIP file. The zip file contains the manifest file and icon images.
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  34. An application gets added in the default directory.
  35. Picture showing the application uploaded in the default directory
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  36. Click on the app and then click on the "Add" button to add the application.
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Picture showing the username and password in the appsettings.json file
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Picture showing the output of bot in microsoft teams
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App Manifest

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Posted By  -  Karan Gupta
Posted On  -  Wednesday, January 13, 2021


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