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Configuring Workfront for Slack

Integrating Workfront with Slack allows you to do the following:

  • Access your Workfront work items, approvals, favorites, recent items from Slack.
  • Subscribe for, approve, assign work from Slack.
  • Create tasks and issues from Slack.
  • Receive some Workfront notifications in Slack.

Depending on how your Slack environment is configured, you can install and configure Workfront for Slack yourself, or your system administrator must install and configure it first before you can configure it for yourself. 

When you integrate your Slack instance with Workfront users can use Workfront while collaborating within their Slack channels. The integration can be used from any Slack environment, including the Slack mobile app. 

Prerequisites for Integrating Workfront with Slack

  • You must have a Slack instance. 
  • Your Slack system administrator must allow all Slack users to install Workfront for Slack. 
  • Your Slack users must have Workfront licenses to be able to use the integrated features in Workfront.

For more information about managing apps in Slack, see "Manage Apps for Your Workspace."

Installing Workfront for Slack

Each Slack user must install the Workfront app themselves in order to use Workfront from Slack.

You can install the app in the following ways:

Installing the Workfront App outside Slack

Follow the steps below to run the installation process and authorize Workfront for Slack on your Slack instance. 

IMPORTANT When a new version of Workfront for Slack is released, you must re-authorize the app in order to continue using it. 

  1. Click the following button to begin the installation process.
    Add to Slack
  2. Sign in to your workspace by specifying your Slack URL.
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  3. Click Authorize to authorize the Workfront app.
    You can now access Workfront from Slack, as described in the "Accessing Workfront from Slack" section in "Accessing Workfront from Slack." 

Installing the Workfront App within Slack

You can install the Workfront app directly from the Slack application:

  1. Navigate to the following URL: <YourTeamName>.slack.com/apps
    Or
    Click the Add Apps icon in your Slack instance.
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  2. Start typing Workfront in the search field.
  3. Press Enter.
  4. Select the Workfront app.
  5. Click Settings
    The App Directory page is displayed.
  6. Click Visit App Site.
  7. Click Add to Slack.
  8. Follow the steps to finish the installation. 
  9. When the installation completes, you can access Workfront from Slack, as described in the "Accessing Workfront from Slack" section in "Accessing Workfront from Slack." 
This article last updated on 2018-08-16 23:17:48 UTC