# Slack

You can use these credentials to authenticate the following nodes:

# Prerequisites

Create a Slack (opens new window) account.

# Using OAuth

⛅️ Note for n8n.cloud users

You'll only need to enter the Credentials Name and click on the circle button in the OAuth section to connect your Slack account to n8n.

  1. Open the Slack API (opens new window) page.
  2. Click on the Create an app button and select From scratch.
  3. Enter an App Name in the corresponding field.
  4. Select a workspace for your app from the dropdown list.
  5. Click on the Create App button.
  6. Scroll down to the App Credentials section.
  7. Copy and paste Client ID and Client Secret in the corresponding fields of your n8n credentials.
  8. On the Basic Information page, navigate to Building Apps for Slack > Add features and functionality > Permissions.
  9. In the Redirect URLs section, click on Add New Redirect URL.
  10. Copy the OAuth Callback URL provided in n8n and paste it here.
  11. Click on the Save URLs button.
  12. Scroll down to the Scopes section.
  13. Add the required scopes under the Bot Token Scopes section. You can refer to the list of scopes on the Scopes and permissions (opens new window) documentation on Slack.
  14. Click on the circle button in the OAuth section to connect a Slack account to n8n.
  15. Click the Save button to save your credentials in n8n.
  16. Return to the Slack OAuth & Permissions page, scroll up to the OAuth Tokens for Your Workspace section and click on Install to Workspace button.
  17. Click on the Allow button.

# Using Access Token

  1. Open the Slack API (opens new window) page.

  2. Click on the Create an app button and select From scratch.

  3. Enter an App Name in the corresponding field.

  4. Select a workspace for your app from the dropdown list.

  5. Click on the Create App button.

  6. In the Add features and functionality section select Permissions.

  7. Scroll down to the Scopes section and:

    • If you want your app to act on behalf of users that authorize the app, add the required scopes under the User Token Scopes section.
    • If you're building a bot, add the required scopes under the Bot Token Scopes section.

    💡 Scopes

    You can refer to the list of scopes on the officials Slack Scopes and permissions (opens new window) documentation.

  8. From the OAuth Tokens for Your Workspace section click on the Install to Workspace button.

  9. Click on the Allow button.

  10. In n8n, enter the Access Token created above.

  11. Click the Save button to save your credentials in n8n.

# Privacy policy

For details about how you data is collected and used, see the n8n (opens new window) and Slack (opens new window) privacy policies.