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  5. Adding the Skype for Business (OnPrem) Channel

Adding the Skype for Business (OnPrem) Channel

This document elaborates the steps to provide support for Skype For Business Server (On-Premise) for your virtual assistant.

Pre Requisites
Following Server should have been installed OnPrem:

  • Skype for Business Server 2015
  • Configured Auto Discovery Service

Skype for Business – on-premise channel is backed with Microsoft Unified Communications Web API (UCWA) – REST API that exposes Skype for Business Server 2015 Instant Messaging and Presence capabilities. Please refer here for more details on UCWA API.

To set up Skype for Business – on-premise channel, you need the discovery URL and a user account using which the bot will be discoverable and can communicate to users.

To add Skype for Business on-premise channel
  1. From  Skype for Bussiness obtain the Discovery URL. Follow the instructions given here for obtaining the same.
  2. In the Bots section of the Bot Builder, click the Bot that you want to add the Skype for Business on-premise channel.
  3. On the Channels tab, click the Skype for Business on-premise icon. The Skype for Business Channel on-premise page gets displayed.
  4. In the Configurations tab, enter the details:
    • Discovery URL;
    • UserName;
    • Password
  5. Click Save to complete channel enablement