Install the Sym Slack app

Now that you've got symflow installed, you need to install Sym's Slack app into your workspace.

Grab your Workspace ID

The easiest place to find this is in the URL you see when you run Slack in your web browser. It will start with a T, and look something like TABC123.

Provision your Slack app

symflow has a convenient way to provision an instance of Sym's Slack app. This command will generate an install link that you can either use directly, or forward on to your Workspace Administrator.

$ symflow services create --service-type slack --external-id T123ABC
Successfully set up service type slack with external ID TABC123!
Generated an installation link for the Sym Slack app:

https://static.symops.com/slack/install?token=xxx

Please send this URL to an administrator who has permission to install the app. Or, if that's you, we can open it now.

Would you like to open the Slack installation URL in a browser window? [Y/n]:

Once Slack is set up, try launching the Sym app with /sym in Slack.

You should see a welcome modal like this one, since we haven't set up a Flow yet:

Next steps

To get Sym working from here, we'll need to set up Sym's Terraform Provider and configure a handful of resources that will serve as your main configuration.

  1. Install Sym's Slack app
  2. Set up Sym's Terraform Provider ← up next
  3. Configure your Terraform to work with Sym
  4. Implement your first Flow

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