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README.md

🎩 Doorman Bot for Cisco Spark

Doorman is a bot that can manage invitations to a private space. Invite him to a space and he'll give you a URL that you can give to people who might want to join. Add the URL to a forum, email chain, Twitter, or whatever.

Doorman will ask you to review any guests before letting them join your space (or not).

Try it out

The official Doorman bot is doorman@sparkbot.io. Add him to your space and play around.

Deploying your own Doorman bot

Here are instructions for deploying on Heroku, but this can be adapted to any host.

  1. Create a new bot account on Cisco Spark

  2. Clone this repo

  3. Create a new app on heroku

     heroku apps:create my-doorman-bot
    
  4. Add environment variables to the heroku app to match those in .env. e.g.

     heroku config:add PUBLIC_ADDRESS=https://my-doorman-bot.herokuapp.com
    
  5. Add a Redis addon. The Heroku Redis is a good one.

  6. Push to heroku

     git push heroku
    
  7. Add your bot to your space. He'll tell you what to do from there.

Development

Work on the bot

  1. Create a new bot account on Cisco Spark

  2. Clone this repo

  3. Install dependencies

     nvm install
     yarn install
    
  4. Install Redis. If you're on a Mac, do brew install redis

  5. Copy .env to .env.local and customize

     cp .env .env.local
    
  6. Start the local development server

     npm start
    
  7. Run ngrok (or something like it).

    Because Spark uses webhooks to talk to bots, you must run something like ngrok locally to expose your server to the web. We've included a script to do this for you (requires ngrok)

     npm run ngrok
    

Work on the web UI

If you want to redesign the web UI, use these commands to start a server and watch the stylesheets directory for changes.

yarn install
npm run webui-dev

Tests

Run the tests:

npm test

Run the test watcher:

npm run test-watch