I need to integrate ibm watson chat bot to my website using php and javascript .can any one could help me out of this?

my code:

    // Unique identifier of the workspace.
    $workspace_id = 'xxxx';
    // Release date of the API version in YYYY-MM-DD format.
    $release_date = '2019-05-04';
    // Username of a user for the service credentials.
    $username = 'yyyyy';
    // Password of a user for the service credentials.
    $password = 'zzzzz';

    // Make a request message for Watson API in json.
    $data['input']['text'] = $_POST['message'];
    if(isset($_POST['context']) && $_POST['context']){
      $data['context'] = json_decode($_POST['context'], JSON_UNESCAPED_UNICODE);
    $data['alternate_intents'] = false;
    $json = json_encode($data, JSON_UNESCAPED_UNICODE);

    // Post the json to the Watson API via cURL.
    $ch = curl_init();
    curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_SSL_VERIFYPEER, false);
    curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER, true);
    curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_URL, 'https://watson-api-explorer.mybluemix.net/conversation/api/v1/workspaces/'.$workspace_id.'/message');
    curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_USERPWD, $username.":".$password);
    curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_POST, true );
    curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_HTTPHEADER, array('Content-Type: application/json'));
    curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_POSTFIELDS, $json);
    $result = trim( curl_exec( $ch ) );

    // Responce the result.
    echo json_encode($result, JSON_UNESCAPED_UNICODE);

response i am getting is

"Found. Redirecting to https:\/\/watson-api-explorer.ng.bluemix.net\/conversation\/api\/v1\/workspaces\/xxx\/message"

1 Answers

chughts On

Your URL is wrong. You are pointing at the API Explorer, which used to host the swagger page for the url. Your url should be something like:


For usage check the cURL API Documentation for the service - https://cloud.ibm.com/apidocs/assistant-v2

The actual endpoint you use will depend on the region in which you create your Watson Assistant service. You do need to instantiate an instance in order to be able to use it. When you do instantiate an instance you will be given a url endpoint and an API Key to use. For documentation on the process go to https://cloud.ibm.com/docs/services/assistant?topic=assistant-getting-started#getting-started