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This is documentation for Rasa Enterprise Documentation v1.0.x, which is no longer actively maintained.
For up-to-date documentation, see the latest version (1.2.x).

Version: 1.0.x

Local Mode

License Terms

For the use of Rasa X the Rasa X License Terms apply. For the use of Rasa Enterprise the Rasa Enterprise License Terms apply.

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This installation method is deprecated and will be removed with Rasa X 1.1 release.

MacOS and Linux Installation

You can install Rasa X on your local machine with:

pip3 install rasa-x --extra-index-url https://pypi.rasa.com/simple
installing edge vs. stable

The above command will install the stable version of Rasa X. To install the latest edge version, use:

pip3 install rasa-x --pre --extra-index-url https://pypi.rasa.com/simple

Run

From your Rasa assistant's project directory, start it with

rasa x

This should open a browser tab to http://localhost:5002.

Windows Installation

Prerequisites

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To configure Docker with WSL2 backend, please follow this guide.

WSL 2 provides a Linux shell on Windows. You can use either PowerShell or Linux Shell to launch Rasa X local mode.

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The Docker solution only supports Windows with WSL2 enabled. For Windows Server and Windows desktop which don't support WSL2, please check out other installation methods.

Run using Docker

From your Rasa assistant's project directory, start Rasa X with

```bash docker run --rm -v $(pwd):/app -p 5002:5002 --entrypoint rasa rasa/rasa-x:latest x ```

This should give you a URL to Rasa X. Copy the URL and open it with your browser.

Configure Settings

By default, Rasa X will auto-generate a password for you that will be available in the logs. You can set a specific password for Rasa X via the RASA_X_PASSWORD environment variable. For example:

export RASA_X_PASSWORD="my-secure-password"
rasa x

The following arguments can also be used to adapt the server settings:

usage: rasa x [-h] [-v] [-vv] [--quiet] [-m MODEL] [--data DATA [DATA ...]]
[-c CONFIG] [-d DOMAIN] [--no-prompt] [--production]
[--rasa-x-port RASA_X_PORT] [--config-endpoint CONFIG_ENDPOINT]
[--log-file LOG_FILE] [--endpoints ENDPOINTS] [-p PORT]
[-t AUTH_TOKEN] [--cors [CORS [CORS ...]]] [--enable-api]
[--response-timeout RESPONSE_TIMEOUT]
[--remote-storage REMOTE_STORAGE]
[--ssl-certificate SSL_CERTIFICATE] [--ssl-keyfile SSL_KEYFILE]
[--ssl-ca-file SSL_CA_FILE] [--ssl-password SSL_PASSWORD]
[--credentials CREDENTIALS] [--connector CONNECTOR]
[--jwt-secret JWT_SECRET] [--jwt-method JWT_METHOD]
optional arguments:
-h, --help show this help message and exit
-m MODEL, --model MODEL
Path to a trained Rasa model. If a directory is
specified, it will use the latest model in this
directory. (default: models)
--data DATA [DATA ...]
Paths to the files or directories containing stories
and Rasa NLU data. (default: data)
-c CONFIG, --config CONFIG
The policy and NLU pipeline configuration of your bot.
(default: config.yml)
-d DOMAIN, --domain DOMAIN
Domain specification. This can be a single YAML file,
or a directory that contains several files with domain
specifications in it. The content of these files will
be read and merged together. (default: domain.yml)
--no-prompt Automatic yes or default options to prompts and
oppressed warnings. (default: False)
--production Run Rasa X in a production environment. (default:
False)
--rasa-x-port RASA_X_PORT
Port to run the Rasa X server at. (default: 5002)
--config-endpoint CONFIG_ENDPOINT
Rasa X endpoint URL from which to pull the runtime
config. This URL typically contains the Rasa X token
for authentication. Example:
https://example.com/api/config?token=my_rasa_x_token
(default: None)
--log-file LOG_FILE Store logs in specified file. (default: None)
--endpoints ENDPOINTS
Configuration file for the model server and the
connectors as a yml file. (default: endpoints.yml)
Python Logging Options:
-v, --verbose Be verbose. Sets logging level to INFO. (default:
None)
-vv, --debug Print lots of debugging statements. Sets logging level
to DEBUG. (default: None)
--quiet Be quiet! Sets logging level to WARNING. (default:
None)
Server Settings:
-p PORT, --port PORT Port to run the server at. (default: 5005)
-t AUTH_TOKEN, --auth-token AUTH_TOKEN
Enable token based authentication. Requests need to
provide the token to be accepted. (default: None)
--cors [CORS [CORS ...]]
Enable CORS for the passed origin. Use * to whitelist
all origins. (default: None)
--enable-api Start the web server API in addition to the input
channel. (default: False)
--response-timeout RESPONSE_TIMEOUT
Maximum time a response can take to process (sec).
(default: 3600)
--remote-storage REMOTE_STORAGE
Set the remote location where your Rasa model is
stored, e.g. on AWS. (default: None)
--ssl-certificate SSL_CERTIFICATE
Set the SSL Certificate to create a TLS secured
server. (default: None)
--ssl-keyfile SSL_KEYFILE
Set the SSL Keyfile to create a TLS secured server.
(default: None)
--ssl-ca-file SSL_CA_FILE
If your SSL certificate needs to be verified, you can
specify the CA file using this parameter. (default:
None)
--ssl-password SSL_PASSWORD
If your ssl-keyfile is protected by a password, you
can specify it using this paramer. (default: None)
Channels:
--credentials CREDENTIALS
Authentication credentials for the connector as a yml
file. (default: None)
--connector CONNECTOR
Service to connect to. (default: None)
JWT Authentication:
--jwt-secret JWT_SECRET
Public key for asymmetric JWT methods or shared
secretfor symmetric methods. Please also make sure to
use --jwt-method to select the method of the
signature, otherwise this argument will be
ignored.Note that this key is meant for securing the
HTTP API. (default: None)
--jwt-method JWT_METHOD
Method used for the signature of the JWT
authentication payload. (default: HS256)

Share your bot in local mode

In order to share your bot you’ll need to make your locally running Rasa X server available to external traffic. You can do this using ngrok.

You can download and install ngrok for free. Once it is installed, open a new terminal window and run:

ngrok http 5002

This will create a public HTTPS url for your locally running Rasa X server, given that it is running at the default port (if not, change the command above).

You should see something like this:

Session Status online
Session Expires 7 hours, 59 minutes
Version 2.3.35
Region United States (us)
Web Interface http://127.0.0.1:4041
Forwarding http://831897ef2f98.ngrok.io -> http://localhost:5002
Forwarding https://831897ef2f98.ngrok.io -> http://localhost:5002
Connections ttl opn rt1 rt5 p50 p90
0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00

To share your bot, replace the http://localhost:5002 portion of your Share your Bot link with the https forwarding address from ngrok. Your link should then look something like this: https://831897ef2f98.ngrok.io/guest/conversations/production/29fbd34c2a06481f . From there you can follow the instructions for sharing your bot as usual.

Keep in mind that ngrok has limits on free usage and this is not a production set up.

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