Salesforce Bot for Messenger

by ccoenraets


Salesforce Bot for Facebook Messenger

A simple Salesforce bot for Facebook Messenger.

See this blog post for details.

Create a Connected App

  1. In Setup, enter Apps in the quick find box, and click the Apps link

  2. In the Connected Apps section, click New, and define the Connected App as follows:

    • Connected App Name: MyConnectedApp
    • API Name: MyConnectedApp
    • Contact Email: enter your email address
    • Enabled OAuth Settings: Checked
    • Callback URL: http://localhost:8200/oauthcallback.html (You'll change this later)
    • Selected OAuth Scopes: Full Access (full)
    • Click Save

Deploy the Messenger Bot

  1. Make sure you are logged in to the Heroku Dashboard

  2. Click the button below to deploy the Messenger bot on Heroku:


  3. Fill in the config variables as described.

    • Leave FB_PAGE_TOKEN blank for now
    • For FB_VERIFY_TOKEN, enter a passphrase of your choice. You'll have to enter the same passphrase when you create the webhook in Facebook.
    • For SF_CLIENT_ID, enter the Consumer Key of your Salesforce Connected App
    • For SF_CLIENT_SECRET, enter the Consumer Secret of your Salesforce Connected App
    • For SF_USER_NAME, enter the the username of your Salesforce integration user
    • For SF_PASSWORD, enter the the username of your Salesforce integration user

Create a Facebook App

  1. Follow these instructions to create a Facebook app. You'll have to create a Facebook page, a Facebook application, and configure Messenger for your application.

    • When asked for a Callback URL, enter the URL of the Heroku app you just deployed followed by /webhook. For example:
    • When the Page Access Token is generated, login to the Heroku Dashboard, and set the Heroku FB_PAGE_TOKEN config variable to the value of that token (Setting>Reveal Config Vars)
    • When asked for the Verify Token, enter the value you entered for the FB_VERIFY_TOKEN config variable when you deployed the Heroku app.
    • Make sure you select a page in the Select a page to subscribe your webhook... dropdown
  2. Visit the Facebook page you created in the previous step, and click the Message button. Type help in the chat bot. You can continue the conversation with the bot in the Messenger app on your phone or in the browser (