How to use bots in Hipchat

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Running a bot (robot) is a great way to add functionality to Hipchat rooms. A bot is a user in the Hipchat Group controlled by a computer program instead of a human, and often responds to specially formatted commands. They can answer questions, provide automated notifications, deploy the latest version of a website, or provide a source of fun.

A number of bot frameworks have been created by our users and every framework provides a way to add plugins so that customized commands be implemented.

Technical Note

  • Bots use the XMPP over BOSH protocol to connect and access chat rooms, providing a great way to do real-time handling of chat instead of relying on the Hipchat API.
  • Raw XMPP is not supported by Atlassian, only XMPP over BOSH is. 

This article explains how to use bots in HipChat.

Last modified on Feb 15, 2019

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