Creating Your Own Bot From Scratch
This document outlines the steps required to create your first bot with Rocket.Chat.
In order to talk to your chatbot, there must be a user account pre-configured on the Rocket.Chat server that the bot can use to log in.
To add user accounts you need to have admin privileges:
- Navigate to Administration > Workspace > Users.
- Click +New to create a new user.
- Fill in the user information, verify the user, and assign it a
- Click Save
To make the process of coding a bot easier and faster, you may want to check our existing guides below to deploy a basic bot instance quickly. As an advanced alternative, you can create your bot from the scratch using your favorite framework.
If the bot is configured to listen to direct messages (
RESPOND_TO_DM=true), and messages are prepended with
BOT_NAMEor a preconfigured
BOT_ALIAS, the bot will usually respond to all messages addressed directly to the bot user (depending on the particular bot framework).