Third-Party Bots are managed through LivePerson's Conversational Cloud and can be displayed as a human agent or a LivePerson bot. You can leverage it with Functions to build Custom Integrations with another Third-Party Bot provider. Third-Party Bots connectors allow you to:

  • Send/receive text messages.
  • Send structured content.
  • Transfer the conversation to other Skills or a specific agent.
  • Change Time To Response for a messaging conversation.
  • Close a conversation.
  • Send quick replies.
  • Send private messages.
  • Invoke an additional LivePerson Function.

There are two types of LivePerson Functions integrations supported by Third-Party Bots: Custom Integration and Hooks integration. Please follow the Third-Party Bots Getting Started guide to complete the pre-requisite steps.

Custom Integration

You can configure a bot connector to use Functions to write your custom bot and connect it to Conversational Cloud with Custom Integration instead of a third-party vendor (e.g. IBM Watson).

To perform the Custom Integration with Functions, you need to create a function on the Third-Party Bots Custom Integration event. Please follow this guide about Third-Party Bots Custom Integration.

Hooks integration

You can configure hooks in a bot connector using Functions to modify vendor payloads, responses and readout errors. Please follow this guide about Third-Party Bots Hook Configuration. These are the following hooks events:

Third-Party Bots Error Hook: Triggered when a bot using the Third-Party Bots Error Hooks is having an issue.

Third-Party Bots Error Hook event will not send back any payload to the bot.

Third-Party Bots Pre Hook: Triggered when a bot using the Third-Party Bots Post Hooks receives a message. The function will be invoked before the vendor gets the payload. The function receives invoked on every message the customer sends. It enables you to modify or expand the payload the vendor gets.

Third-Party Bots Post Hook: Triggered when a bot using the Third-Party Bots Post Hooks receives a message. The function will be invoked after the vendor responds. The function gets invoked on every message the customer sends. It enables you to modify or expand the response of the payload.

Bot conversation errors

Please follow the complete guide about Third-Party Bots conversation errors for more details and solutions.

These are the errors returned in a bot connector associated with Functions:

Error Description
com.liveperson.bot-connectors-worker.error.aivendor.faas.invoke-lambda This indicates an issue during Faas invocation.
com.liveperson.bot-connectors-worker.error.aivendor.faas.missing-response-body This happens if there is no response body provided.
com.liveperson.bot-connectors-worker.error.aivendor.faas.failed-hook Indicates that the Faas hook could not be invoked.
com.liveperson.bot-connectors-worker.error.aivendor.faas.failed-faas-request This indicates an issue during Faas invocation.
com.liveperson.bot-connectors-worker.error.aivendor.faas.failed-bot-action This indicates an issue during the invocation of an additional Liveperson Function.
com.liveperson.bot-connectors-worker.error.aivendor.faas.testConnection This happens when the Liveperson Function is not responding in time or with a bad status .
com.liveperson.bot-connectors-worker.error.aivendor.faas.parse-message.malformed-alternative-intents This indicates a wrong parsing of alternative intents inside the Liveperson Function .