Neurons Bots creation

Ivanti Neurons Bots can be built in one of two ways; starting from blank, or from a preconfigured template. If creating a bot from the blank option you must first select the type of bot you want to create, based on the trigger; schedule or custom action. You then build out the bot in the Neurons Bots editor by adding stages. If there is a template that fits your needs, select to create the bot from template. New Ivanti Neurons Bots templates will be added regularly.

Bot creation from blank

Create a bot to add to your bot catalog. To do this, go to Ivanti Neurons platform > Neurons Bots and select either the Create bot option or the Create survey option.

On the Create bot/Create Survey pages you need to select the Trigger type for the bot you want to create; a Schedule bot or a Custom Action bot:


There are two types of triggers in Neurons Bots:

  • Schedule: The bot runs automatically on a specified schedule. Using a schedule trigger lets you run a bot periodically against device groups to perform repetitive IT tasks without the effort. Example: You might want to create a bot that will automatically clean up old files on devices each week to maintain a healthy amount of disk space.
  • Custom Action: The bot runs when a custom action is manually run from within Devices. The custom action can be run against a single device, or multiple devices. See Device view published options to specify the bot settings. If you want to allow the bot to be run on multiple devices the Bulk Custom Actions role must be assigned to the user in Admin > Access Control > Roles.

The trigger is the first stage that is added to the bot editor. Go to Trigger settings for more details.

Regardless of trigger type, you can select a bot to run immediately by manually selecting the Run Now option. Learn more about Run Now.

Target Types

There are two target types in Neurons Bots:

  • Devices: Using this option, you can run the workflow against the devices, selecting the device groups. All the stages are visible under Stages. You can drag and drop the required stage into the working area.
  • People: Using this option, you can run the workflow against the people, selecting the people groups. The stages that are applicable only to people are visible under the Stages. You can drag and drop the required stage into the working area.
  • When you create a Survey bot targeting People, the less frequently used stages are hidden by default.

Bot creation from template

Ivanti frequently release new and updated out-of-the-box Neurons Bots templates. Deploy the templates to accelerate bot creation.

The Ivanti Neurons Bots templates are bot examples and must be tested before deployment.

Template Categories

  • Issue Prevention
  • Self-Heal
  • Sentiment Surveys
  • Human Triggered

After deploying the bot, the template may change over time, this will not affect the deployed bot. However, if you want to use the latest changes you must re-deploy the bot.

Save and publish

Once you have created a bot, select Save and publish. The Save and publish dialog displays.

Name: Enter a name for the bot. Once the bot has been saved you can edit the name on the Neurons Bots homepage > Actions > Rename, or on the Neurons Bots results page, select the edit icon edit icon next to the name. Renaming the bot will not create a new version.
If a bot has been saved as a draft version, my draft will display after the name.

Description: Enter a description for the bot. The first two lines of the description display on the bots homepage along with the name, hover over to pop up the full description. Once the bot has been saved you can edit the description on the Neurons Bots homepage > Actions > Edit Description, or on the Neurons Bots results page, select Description to the right of the bot name. Editing the bot description will create a new version.

Include a category: You can assign the bot version a category, either enter a new category to create it, or select an existing one from the drop-down list. Limited to 50 characters.

Include a comment: You can enter a comment for the bot version. This can be useful to differentiate between different versions of the same bot.

Save and publish: Select to save any edits and publish. This creates a new version of the bot.

Learn more about Neurons Bots versioning.

Related topics

Neurons Bots editor