Slack is an enterprise collaboration hub that brings the right people, information, and tools together to get work done. By using workspaces and channels, Slack enables cross-functional and cross-departmental teams to communicate, share files, and make decisions all in one location.
The Slack Activities Package gives you the ability to manage your Slack channels, messages, and profile status. Using the Slack API, the activities enable the following automation capabilities:
- Create, invite users to, and join channels
- Remove users from and leave channels
- Get, send, and search messages
- Download files
- Update profile status
To enable the outbound automation between UiPath and Slack, the Slack activities establish an authenticated connection to the Slack API via the Slack Scope activity.
After your connection is established, you can add the other Slack activities to create new automation projects, or add them to existing projects to extend the automation capabilities to include Slack messaging and channel management.
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Before the Slack Scope activity can establish a connection, it needs authorization to take action on your behalf and access your permitted data. To grant authorization, you create and install a new Slack App to your workspace (no coding required). You don’t need to publicly distribute this app via the Slack App Directory, you only need to install it to the workspace that you want to automate.
- For more information, see Single-workspace apps in the Distributing Slack apps documentation.
After registering the app, Slack assigns it a unique Client ID , Client Secret , and Token that you enter in the Slack Scope activity and then initiate a connection.
Before you build your first project, complete the steps in the Setup guide.
After you complete the setup steps, see the Quickstart guides. These guides provide step-by-step instructions to help you create working samples of the different activities so that you can verify the connection to your Slack workspace and get familiar with the input/output properties.
To learn more about the Slack activities (including example property inputs/outputs), see the Activities page for a complete activity list and links to the activity detail pages.