In this quick tutorial we’ll cover how to connect your ChatCreate account to your Zendesk account so that your agents can focus more of their time to chats that require human attention. Connecting your ChatCreate account to your Zendesk account creates a bridge between the two tools and let's ChatCreate do cool stuff like detecting automatically which of your support chats can be automated and responding to your customers instantly.
Going through the steps in this guide shouldn’t take longer than 5-10 min.
However if this looks like too much and you'd rather have one of our experts help you get up and running then you can easily schedule a call with one of our team-members here or just shoot us a message on email@example.com and we'll help you out.
Setting up a ChatCreate-Zendesk chatbot integration
- When you first sign up for ChatCreate, you’re asked to connect your Zendesk account to your ChatCreate account. In order to get started with that, hit the “connect Zendesk Chat” button.
2. Now on the next screen hit the “connect” button under the Zendesk logo and a screen opens up with the guidelines on how to connect your Zendesk account to ChatCreate. We’ll cover each point in detail here.
Creating a new Zendesk API Client
1. Now we'll need to integrate your zendesk account to your ChatCreate account. In order to do that, we need to create an API client inside your Zendesk.
Please note that in order to be able to do that, you need to have a Zendesk Chat Enterprise plan or be on Zendesk 2-week trial that give you the full functionality.
1.1 In order to create an API client, please navigate to “Settings” and “Account”. Then select API&SDKs from the top menu like shown in the screenshot below and click on “Add API client”
4.2 Insert the following things in the required fields:
Client Name: ChatCreate
For “Redirect URLs” do the following:
Go back to ChatCreate tab and copy the Redirect URL for Zendesk and paste it under “Redirect URLs” field. Check the screenshot below of what you need to copy and where to paste it.
The end result should look like this. Now click on “Create API client”
A new window should pop up with client ID and client Secret. You need to copy those into respective fields in ChatCreate. Check the screenshot below for clarification.
4.3 Now the last thing to do is fill out the “Sub Domain” in ChatCreate. In order to do that, please go to your Zendesk dashboard and copy the Subdomain of your account from the browser bar and paste it under “Sub Domain” in ChatCreate. See the Screenshot below of the part that you need to copy.
The end result in ChatCreate should look like this:
4.4 Now just hit “Connect” and you’re redirected to a page that asks you to confirm whether you want to give ChatCreate access to your Zendesk data. You can review our Data processing agreement here if you’re interested: https://chatcreate.com/uploads/cc-dpa.pdf
4.5 Please click “Allow” and your Zendesk account is connected to ChatCreate.
4.6 After that you will see a success message like below. Dependent on your internet connection this might take a few seconds.
Congrats. You have just set-up your first Zendesk chatbot integration for ChatCreate. You can now start automating your customer support.
If you'd like your support agents on Zendesk to be able to see chatbot conversations after handoff then you'll need to install a private zendesk app. You can request the app by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org (Please send the request from the same email you've used to signup for ChatCreate).