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BotLab Online Session

When starting a play session with a bot, you can choose to start an online session. Online sessions provide several advantages over offline sessions:

  • Monitoring from other devices: No need to go to your PC to check the status of your bot. You can use your smartphone or any other device with a web browser to see the status of your bot.
  • Organize and keep track of your operations and experiments: Easily see which bots you already tested and when you used them the last time.
  • Longer running time: Run a bot continuously in one session for up to 72 hours.

To see a list of your most recent online sessions, log in at https://reactor.botlab.org

Below is a screenshot of the website to view your online sessions and monitor your bots: viewing details of an online play session with a bot

Online sessions cost 2000 credits per hour. When you log in to your account for the first time, you automatically get 1000 credits. Using these initial credits balance, you can test the online session feature without paying anything (Creating an account is free). When you have used up the credits on your account, you can add more following the instructions at https://reactor.botlab.org/billing/add-credits

For more about purchasing and using credits, see the guide at https://forum.botlab.org/t/purchasing-and-using-botlab-credits-frequently-asked-questions-faq/837

Starting an Online Session

Follow these steps to start a bot in an online session:

  • Load a bot in the BotLab client to get to the 'Configure Session' view.
  • Scroll down to the 'Online Session' section.
  • Click on the checkbox at 'Connect to the BotLab Reactor and start an online session'.
  • Continue with other configurations (bot settings, pause keys) as usual, and start the play session.

configure session to start online session

The first time you start an online session, the client will ask you to enter your online session key from your Reactor account:

botlab client prompt for online session key

Here you need to enter your online session key to continue.

To get the key to enter here, go to https://reactor.botlab.org and log in to your account. After logging in, you see a section titled Online play session keys. In this section, there is an entry for a key, containing a button labeled Show key. Clicking this button reveals your key. Please don't share this key with anyone, and don't post it on the forum.

Web UI displaying online session key

Copy the key from the web page and paste it into the botlab console window. Press the enter key to complete the input. BotLab then checks the key and continues to start the bot in an online session.

The BotLab client also stores the entered key in the Windows user account, so you don't have to enter it the next time you start an online session.

After starting an online session, you can also see it at https://reactor.botlab.org under Most recent play sessions:

List of most recent online sessions

Clicking on the session ID brings you to the details view of the session, where you can also see the status reported by the bot.

The sessions under Most recent play sessions are still available after stopping the BotLab client, so you can continue to view details of past sessions.

Getting Help

If you have any questions, the BotLab forum is a good place to learn more.