The Army Knife is an add-on service to the Cisco Webex Teams collaboration service. It adds various utility functionality that is easily accessible using /command instructions in any team room. When you sign up, you also get a direct room with the Army Knife Bot (the “Control Room“) where alerts and responses are sent.
The Cisco Webex Teams Army Knife started out with a small set of functionality and has grown to become a full-fledged army knife. The /help command gives you an overview of all the current functionality.
The easiest way to start using the Army Knife (you need a Cisco Webex Teams account first) is to send a message in Webex teams to firstname.lastname@example.org. Existing Army Knife users can use the /recommend Message command to send a recommendation message to others.
You can also sign up below with the same email address you use for the Cisco Webex Teams Spark service.
When signing up to the Army Knife, the service will register with Cisco Webex Teams to get notifications about all messages and events. Only messages from you and messages auto-replied to will be retrieved in order to detect commands meant for the service or to post updates to the Control Room. When you do a /get command to retrieve VIP messages, those messages will be retrieved (live) and listed to you. In order to do this, the message ids will be stored until they have been listed once. Message content is never stored or logged. The same is true for the /pin with reminder command.
The Army Knife runs as an Amazon Web Services app in a US data center.
If you at any time wants to delete the service, you can type /delete DELETENOW in the Control Room. All data will then deleted. (Note that Cisco Webex Teams will keep the Control Room history, so you can at any time type /init in the Control Room. This will create a new account, just like the first time you signed up.)
You can send a support message any time to Army Knife by using the /support command (e.g. /support I’m struggling with …)
If you have problems getting the Army Knife to work, please send an email to support at greger.io for any questions or issues or send a request using the form below.
The Army Knife is a demo application for the ActingWeb library.