Step by Step instructions to configure Slack as Collaboration Tool with cfxOIA
The following section explains how to integrate Slack as collaboration tool with cfxOIA using Webhook.
Step 1: Login to cfxDimensions through web-browser UI (as Project Admin user)
Step 2: Click on ‘OIA (Ops Intelligence & Analytics)’ app
Step 3: Click on an existing Project hamburger menu and click on 'Configure Project'.
Step 4: Click on Messages tab from Project Configuration Tab.
Step 5: Click '+' to add Slack as Message Endpoint to the selected project.
Step 6: Select 'Source' as Endpoint Role. Enter Name and Description.
Step 7: Select 'Default Slack collaboration messages from cfxOIA Incident Room' as Event Type.
Step 8: Select 'Webhook With Basic Authentication' as Endpoint Type
Step 9: For 'Hostname or IP address', enter FQDN DNS Name or IP Address of cfxDimension platform. This is used within the Webhook URL.
Step 10: Protocol, Port, URI and Security Token are optional and not required
Step 11: Enter 'Username' and 'Password' to enable HTTP Basic authentication for Webhook. Leave empty to disable HTTP Basic authentication.
Step 12: Click on 'Save' to create Webhook based messaging for Slack tool
Step 13: On the context menu of newly created message end point, click on 'Enable' to activate it.
Step 14: On the context menu of newly created message end point, click on 'Webhook URL' to view and copy the URL. A sample webhook url is as shown below.
Step 1: Login to https://api.slack.com/apps
Step 2: Click on 'Create New App' or use an existing App.
Step 3: Click on 'Slash Commands' to create new outgoing webhook. Always choose the right channel in Slack for which the messages needs flow as shown below.
Step 4: Configure the Webhook. The details as given below.