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Actions on Google: Webhook Boilerplate

Boilerplate to help you get started quickly with the Java client library for Actions on Google.

Setup Instructions

Action Configuration

  1. From the Actions on Google Console, New project (this will become your Project ID) > Create Project.
  2. Scroll down to the More Options section, and click on the Conversational card.
  3. From the top menu under Develop > Actions (left nav) > Add your first action > BUILD (this will bring you to the Dialogflow console) > Select language and time zone > CREATE.
  4. In Dialogflow, go to Settings ⚙ > Export and Import > Restore from zip.
    • Follow the directions to restore from the file in this repo.

App Engine Deployment & Webhook Configuration

When a new project is created using the Actions Console, it also creates a Google Cloud project in the background.

  1. Delete
  2. Remove the following line from build.gradle:
    • apply from: 'build-aws.gradle'
  3. Download & install the Google Cloud SDK
  4. Configure the gcloud CLI and set your Google Cloud project to the name of your Actions on Google Project ID, which you can find from the Actions on Google console under Settings ⚙
    • gcloud init
    • gcloud auth application-default login
    • gcloud components install app-engine-java
    • gcloud components update
  5. Deploy to App Engine using Gradle:
    • gradle appengineDeploy OR
    • From within IntelliJ, open the Gradle tray and run the appEngineDeploy task.
  6. Back in the Dialogflow console, from the left navigation menu under Fulfillment > Enable Webhook, set the value of URL to https://<YOUR_PROJECT_ID> > Save.

Build for AWS

  1. Delete ActionsServlet
  2. Remove the following line from build.gradle:
    • apply from: 'build-gcp.gradle'
  3. Build the AWS Lambda compatible zip file using the buildAWSZip gradle task: gradle buildAWSZip
  4. Deploy the zip file found at build/distributions/ as an AWS Lambda function by following instructions at

Testing this Sample

  • In the Dialogflow console, from the left navigation menu > Integrations > Integration Settings under Google Assistant > Enable Auto-preview changes > Test to open the Actions on Google simulator. OR
  • Type Talk to my test app in the simulator, or say OK Google, talk to my test app to Google Assistant on a mobile device associated with your Action's account.

References & Issues

Make Contributions

Please read and follow the steps in the




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