Our all new 1Password app for Slack automatically posts messages in Slack when important events happen on your team. It also includes some new functionality that makes it easy for administrators to stay coordinated.
Let me tell you a story about how Slack can be so much more powerful than email.
Once upon a time, there were three administrators: Jeff, Dave, and Roustem. Dave needed more help developing 1Password X, so he hired a new team member. You won’t be surprised to know that part of that process includes inviting the new hire to our 1Password team.
Once the new team member accepts their invitation and joins the team, their membership needs to be confirmed. To make this easier, 1Password sends a helpful email to all the administrators.
Jeff checked his mail the soonest and quickly confirmed the new team member. Dave was busy working on 1Password X, so he didn’t even have a chance to see the email. A few hours later, Roustem took a break from coding and saw the email. When he went to confirm the new team member, he saw that there were no team members to confirm. Did something go wrong? Or had someone else already beat him to it?
Roustem knew there had to be a better way and almost started to code the solution himself. Then he realized he was in the middle of five other things, so he let me take a crack at it. :)
Slack had all the tools we needed to create an intuitive system to keep all the administrators on a team in sync. The Slack API is really simple to work with, and I was able to have a shiny new Slack app up and running in about a week.
There are two kinds of messages that can be posted in your Slack workspace, and you can choose to post them in a single channel or separate ones.
Alerts that require action
1Password Teams can now post alerts in Slack for things that need your attention, so you can take action right away. But the main problem we wanted to solve was having some way to let administrators know what didn’t need their attention anymore.
After an action is completed, the message is automatically updated to let everyone else know. You’ll immediately know when someone else has already completed the action.
Notifications that let you know what’s up
Every day stuff happens on your team that doesn’t necessarily require you to take action. But it’s handy to have it all in one place. Notifications are informational messages that allow you to keep tabs on important activity, so there are no surprises.
For example, seeing that everyone is signing in from locations that you expect can help ease an otherwise stressful day for an administrator.
The 1Password Slack app is easy to set up. You can get started today in your account settings:
Roustem couldn’t be more pleased. We hope you are too. Let us know what you think in the comments.
If you’re curious about some of the technical aspects of how we securely authorize with Slack, check out our post on the Slack Platform Blog.