Hi all - firstly, I know this isn’t a telegram forum, but I know a lot of folks use it within their flows. I have never used telegram in this manner, so I"m a complete rookie - so please be gentle
I ran across this awesome setup: [HowTo] Setting up a Telegram Bot for all your Home Automation messages
After further research, I learned that this isn’t really new, but I just learned about it. It makes alerting very easy without having to open up anything externally or remaining connected via VPN to your home network. Works for what I had in mind and it was fairly simple to setup, but I have a few questions.
- Privacy: How do we keep our bots private? I was able to test and it’s reachable by anyone and will accept
/startfrom anyone that chats it. How do we prevent this and make it private and only reachable by me?
I was also able to chat the bot and send messages to my Node Red flow, eventhough I had a chatid specified.
Either I’m doing it very wrong or it is what it is.
Placing the same bot (node) in another tab(flow) I receive an error about single instance - any ideas? Do I have to create a bot for each tab where I want to use the bot? or am I doing something wrong.
I want to trigger some actions using the receiver node, but I don’t know how to extract a payload from the message when received?
Again, I know this isn’t a Telegram forum, but I know that a lot of folks are using Telegram in one way or another.