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DreamHouse Slash Commands for Slack

Slack Slash commands implementation for the DreamHouse sample application.

Follow the instructions below to create your own instance of the bot:

Step 1: Install the DreamHouse App

If you haven't already done so, follow these instructions to install the DreamHouse sample application.

Step 2: Create a Connected App

If you haven't already done so, follow the steps below to create a Salesforce connected app:

  1. In Salesforce Setup, type Apps in the quick find box, and click the Apps link

  2. In the Connected Apps section, click New, and define the Connected App as follows:

    • Connected App Name: MyConnectedApp (or any name you want)
    • API Name: MyConnectedApp
    • Contact Email: enter your email address
    • Enabled OAuth Settings: Checked
    • Callback URL: http://localhost:8200/oauthcallback.html (You'll change this later)
    • Selected OAuth Scopes: Full Access (full)
    • Click Save

Step 3: Deploy the Slash Commands

  1. Make sure you are logged in to the Heroku Dashboard

  2. Click the button below to deploy the Slash Commands on Heroku:

    Deploy

  3. Fill in the config variables as described.

    • For SF_CLIENT_ID, enter the Consumer Key of your Salesforce Connected App
    • For SF_CLIENT_SECRET, enter the Consumer Secret of your Salesforce Connected App
    • For SF_USER_NAME, enter the the username of your Salesforce integration user
    • For SF_PASSWORD, enter the the username of your Salesforce integration user
    • Leave SLACK_HOUSE_TOKEN blank for now.

Step 4: Create the Slash Command in Slack

  1. In a browser, go to the custom integration page for your Slack team. For example https://YOUR_TEAM_NAME.slack.com/apps/manage/custom-integration. Replace YOUR_TEAM_NAME with your actual team name.

  2. Click Slash Commands, and click Add Configuration

  3. In the Choose a Command input field, type /house and click Add Slash Command Integration

  4. In the Integration Settings section:

    • Command: /house
    • URL: the URL of the app you deployed on Heroku followed by /house. For example: https://my-heroku-app.herokuapp.com/house
    • Method: POST
    • Copy the token, open another browser tab, login to the Heroku Dashboard, and set the Heroku SLACK_HOUSE_TOKEN config variable to the value of that token (Setting>Reveal Config Vars)
    • Customize Name: DreamHouse

    Click Save Integration.