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Using a webhook with OctoBot

There are many ways to wake your OctoBot up and make it do something, one of them is using a webhook. With a webhook, you can automatically send messages to your OctoBot from any website supporting this system. https://www.tradingview.com is one of them.
In order to be able to receive the webhook's message, OctoBot has to expose an API to the web, for this it uses https://ngrok.com/ that acts as a secure intermediary between the internet and your OctoBot.

Setting up your OctoBot's webhook

  1. 1.
    In OctoBot configuration, add the webhook service.
  2. 2.
    To set up your webhook configuration
    • Option 1: If your OctoBot is not exposed to the Internet you have to :
    • Option 2: If your OctoBot is exposed to the Internet you can disable ngrok and set the listening port and ip for the webhook.
    When using option 2 with docker you also need to add -p 9000:9000 after docker run.
  3. 3.
    Activate a tentacle using a webhook service (like the trading view signals trading mode).
  4. 4.
    Restart your OctoBot.
  5. 5.
    The webhook address will be displayed on your OctoBot configuration and printed in your logs.
    webhook and tradingview config
    webhook log

About ngrok.com

You can use ngrok with a free account, the only drawback of having a free version is that your webhook address will change at every OctoBot restart, you will have to update it on your message sender (like https://www.tradingview.com)