As I sit here, I can see at a glance that a Pull Request was just merged to master, our unit tests ran successfully, Tim shut down the staging bastion, and Will’s daughter turned 2 today with a rather delicious looking cake.
What ties all these seemingly random topics together? Why Slack of course (you know, the company with the cool socks).
Channeling your inner Slack
At AgileBits we use Slack for almost all communication. We have dedicated channels for each team, company channels for announcements and even a water-cooler channel for the hot topic of the day.
In addition to team communication we also use Slack as an alert mechanism. We receive alerts when code is merged, builds are deployed, unit tests fail, thresholds are exceeded or errors occur. I find that having a single place to see or be notified by these alerts is indispensable. There is simply no way I’d survive having to switch to each and every tool to see what needs my attention.
There was, however one critical service that was obvious by its omission, and that was 1Password. Happily that is no longer the case :)
Introducing Slack for 1Password
When I set about adding Slack integration to 1Password (yep I still get to code) the challenge was deciding what to send to Slack. As always, our customers helped with great advice and I decided that there were two types of activities to send – alerts and notifications.
An alert is sent to Slack for an activity that requires your action. Confirming a new team member or account recovery are two examples. Simply click the link in the alert and you’ll be brought right to where you need to be to complete that activity.
A notification is an important 1Password event that you may want to review. For example a team member adding a new device to their account, enabling or disabling Travel Mode, or even signing in to their account. This allows you to review this activity and keep an eye out for unexpected behaviour.
You can choose which alerts or notifications to send to Slack and which channels those are sent to.
Keep on Slacking
Slack integrations are available for all Teams on the Pro plan. If you are not already on 1Password Teams there has never been a better time, so sign up today for a free trial :)
I am very excited by the new 1Password Slack integrations and hope you are too. I’d love to hear what other alerts or notifications you’d like to see sent to Slack. Let me know below in the comments!