Setting Up Google Dialogflow

ICC uses Google Dialogflow Enterprise Edition for virtual agent and agent assist features. This page walks you through the manual steps of setting up Dialogflow to work with ICC.

Make sure you've already downloaded the ICC package and have extracted the import customization file and Dialogflow agent zip file. You'll need these files as you go through the following steps.

Enable Virtual Agent and Agent Assist

By default all virtual agent and agent assist features are disabled. If you do not want to use Google Dialogflow to support virtual agent and agent assist you can skip the rest of this page.

To enable virtual agent and agent assist features, open the import customization file, uncomment the property value below ICC_VAL_AI_FEATURE_TOGGLE, and set the value to TRUE:

  • content._a-0000e10c-2ec1-8000-4b35-01ef9001ef90_29836.VALUE=TRUE

Create a New Google Project

This section should be completed by your IT/Admin team. The user performing these steps must have the ability to create a new Google project.

  1. Go to Google Cloud Platform (GCP) Console
  2. Create a new project, giving it an appropriate name, organizational domain, and location
  3. Open the import customization file, uncomment the property value for ICC_VAL_AI_GCP_PROJECT_ID, and set the value to the new Google project ID (not the project number)
  4. Enable the Dialogflow API
  5. Your contact center agents will each need a Google account with access to the new project. Add the Google accounts used by your contact center agents as members of the new project with the Dialogflow API Admin role.
  6. Configure the project's OAuth consent screen
    • Many of the values entered here (such as the application name, logo, and support email) will be visible to your contact center agents. Use values that your agents will recognize as being part of your organization.
  7. Create a new OAuth client ID credential
  8. Select Web application for Application type
  9. Enter a name based on the associated Appian ICC environment (e.g.: Client for Appian ICC Development)
  10. Add an authorized redirect URI using your Appian site URL: https://<your Appian ICC site>/suite/oauth/callback
  11. Save the new credential and note the generated Client ID and Client secret values
  12. Open the ICC import customization file, then update the following property values for the ICC_AI DialogFlow API Credentials connected system:
    • Set clientID property to the value of the the Client ID
    • Set clientSecret property to the value of the the Client secret

Create a Dialogflow Agent

This section should be completed by an ICC administrator. The user performing these steps must have Project Owner and Dialogflow API Admin privileges.

  1. Open the Dialogflow console
  2. Create a new Dialogflow agent and associate it with your Google project
  3. Upgrade to one of the Enterprise Edition versions to enable DialogFlow’s sentiment analysis
  4. Edit the agent
  5. Enable beta features and APIs (General tab)
  6. Enable Sentiment Analysis (Advanced tab)
  7. Import the Dialogflow agent zip file using the Restore from Zip option (Export and Import tab)
  8. Save the agent

Create a Dialogflow Phone Gateway

  1. Click Integrations on Dialogflow console
  2. Select Dialogflow Phone Gateway
  3. Go through the process to apply for a phone number
  4. Open the import customization file, uncomment the property value for ICC_VAL_AI_GOOGLE_GATEWAY_PHONE_NUMBER, and set the value to the new Dialogflow phone gateway number

Create a Dialogflow Knowledge Base

  1. Click Knowledge in the Dialogflow console
  2. Click Create Knowledge Base
  3. Enter a name and save
  4. Add FAQ resources to the knowledge base

That's it for now. You'll have to make a few more updates to the Dialogflow configuration in later steps.

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