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Introduction

A Slack connection is configured via the Slack connector to establish access to a webhook on the Slack application. Once a connection is established, you can configure one or more Slack activities associated with that connection to use as a target within an operation.

Creating or Editing a Slack Connection

From the design canvas, open the Connectivity tab of the design component palette:

Connectivity tab

To configure a new Slack connection, within the Connectors filter, click the Slack connector block:

Connectivity tab

To configure an existing Slack connection, within the Endpoints filter, double-click the Slack connection block:

Connectivity tab

This will open a configuration screen for the Slack connection, covered next.

Configuring a Slack Connection

Configuration of a Slack connection includes these fields:

Connectivity tab

TIP: Fields with a variable icon Variable icon support using global variables, project variables, and Jitterbit variables. Begin typing an open square bracket [ into the field or click the variable icon to display existing variables to choose from.

  • Endpoint Name: Enter a name to use to identify the Slack connection. The name must be unique for each Slack connection and must not contain forward slashes (/) or colons (:).

  • URL of Webhook: Enter the Slack application webhook URL that you previously saved. See Slack Registration.

  • Test: Click this button to verify the connection. The server will check only that the specified URL can make a connection.

  • Save Changes: Click this button to save and close the connection configuration.

  • Discard Changes: After making changes to a new or existing configuration, click Discard Changes to close the configuration without saving. A message will ask you to confirm that you want to discard changes.

  • Delete: After opening an existing connection configuration, click Delete to permanently delete the connection from the project and close the configuration (see Component Dependencies, Deletion, and Removal).

Next Steps

After configuring a Slack connection, you can configure a Slack activity associated with that connection as a target within an operation. For more information, see this page:

  • Post Message: Posts a new message into a Slack channel and is used as a source in an operation.

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Last updated:  Jun 25, 2019

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