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Version: 1.10

Botkube Cloud App for Slack

The Botkube Cloud App for Slack uses Botkube Cloud services to manage channels and route executor commands. This allows multi-cluster support without a need to create a dedicated Slack application for each cluster. Events and alerts are sent directly from your cluster to your Slack workspace for reliable, fast notifications.

Prerequisites

  • A Botkube Cloud account.

    You can try out the Botkube Cloud App for Slack for free by creating an account in the Botkube Cloud app.

Create a Botkube Cloud Instance with Cloud Slack

  1. Go to Botkube Cloud Web App and click on New Instance button.

    New Instance

  2. Install Botkube Agent on your Kubernetes cluster by following the instructions on the page.

    Install Agent

  3. Click Add platform dropdown, and select Slack option.

    Slack Platform Select

  4. Click Add to Slack button to add Cloud Slack integration to your Slack workspace.

    Add to Slack

  5. Click Allow to grant permission for Botkube app to access your Slack workspace.

    Cloud Slack Grant

  6. Provide the Slack app details as described follows and click Next button.

    • Connected Slack Workspace: Slack workspace that you granted permission in the previous step.
    • Display Name: Display name of the Cloud Slack configuration.
    • Channels: Slack channes where you can execute Botkube commands and receive notification.

    Cloud Slack Workspace

  7. Add plugins you want to enable in your Botkube instance and click Next button.

    Cloud Slack Plugins

  8. Include optional default command aliases and actions and click Apply Changes button to update Botkube Cloud instance.

    Cloud Slack Create

Using Botkube Cloud App for Slack

You can start using Botkube Cloud App for Slack by typing @Botkube cloud help in the Slack channel you configured in one of the previous steps.

Cloud Slack Command Help

Listing Cloud Instances

You can list all the Botkube Cloud instances by typing @Botkube cloud list instances in the Slack channel, or click the button List connected instances in the help command response. Besides the instance name, ID, and status in the list response, you can also click the Get details button to go to instance details on Botkube Cloud Dashboard.

Cloud Slack List Instances

Setting Default Instances

Once a Botkube command is executed, it will be handled on target Kubernetes cluster specified with --cluster-name flag. This is an optional flag, where if you have not specified it, Botkube Cloud will select the first instance. However, you can also achieve setting default instance with command @Botkube cloud set default-instance {instance-id}.

Cloud Slack Set Default Instances

After this point, all of your commands will be executed on the default instance. Moreover, if you want to execute a command on all the target clusters, you can use --all-clusters flag.

Cloud Slack All Clusters

Cleanup

  1. Go to Botkube Cloud instances page and click Manage button of the instance you want to remove.

    Cloud Slack Instance Manage

  2. Click Delete instance button, type instance name in the popup and click Delete instance.

    caution

    Remember to execute the displayed command to completely remove Botkube and related resources from your cluster.

    Cloud Slack Instance Delete