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, there are 2 possibilites:
- 1.On Cloud OctoBots, webhooks included and directly available. There is no need for extra configuration, you can jmup to step 3. of Setting up your OctoBot's webhook.
- 2.On self hosted OctoBots, use https://ngrok.com/ to act as a secure intermediary between the internet and your OctoBot.
- 1.In OctoBot configuration, add the webhook service.
- 2.To set up your webhook configuration
When using option 2 with docker you also need to add
- Option 1: If your OctoBot is not exposed to the Internet you have to :
- enable ngrok
- enter your ngrok token into your OctoBot's webhook service configuration.
- Option 2: If your OctoBot is exposed to the Internet you can disable ngrok and set the listening port and ip for the webhook.
- 3.Start here on Cloud OctoBots Activate a tentacle using a webhook service (like the trading view signals trading mode).
- 4.Restart your OctoBot.
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)