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SlackArchive can be started with just a few commands. Additionally, SlackArchive supports Let's Encrypt for easy HTTPS.

Screenshot of UI


Using SlackArchive with Docker is easy. All components and dependencies will be start correctly.

First, ensure you have both Docker ( and Docker Compose ( on your native architecture (wherever you are going to run SlackArchive).

Clone the SlackArchive docker repository:

git clone

Copy slackarchive/config.yaml.sample to slackarchive/config.yaml, and replace all the values within {...} with the appropriate values you want. Any place with a token or key, ensure those are random. You can generate a random value on the command line with bash using the following command: openssl rand -base64 8 |md5 |head -c24;echo (if you have OpenSSL) or without ping -c 1 |md5 | head -c24; echo. We avoid using /dev/urandom in case you are not using a UNIX-based machine.

Follow the same instructions as above for slackarchive-bot/config.yaml.sample. Ensure you put the config file in the same folder as where the sample file is.

Make sure you change at least the password (and ideally the username) of the MongoDB user in mongodb/docker-entrypoint-initdb.d/slackarchive.js. By default, the user is slackarchive and the password is 1234. NOTE: if you change these, you must update the values in the other two configuration files, AND change the MongoDB URI/URL string in the docker-compose.yaml file under the slackarchive directive.

If you want additional security, change the MongoDB root username and password in the docker-compose.yaml file under the mongodb directive and environment variables.

With all of these configuration options updates, you should now be able to start SlackArchive using the following commands:

# create network
docker network create slackarchive

# create elasticsearch and mongodb and wait to be started
docker-compose run --rm wait_for_dependencies

# initialize elasticsearch and mongodb 
docker-compose run --rm slackarchive-init

# start slackarchive
docker-compose up slackarchive

# start slackarchive-bot
docker-compose up slackarchive-bot

Now SlackArchive has been started and you can access it at


SlackArchive consists of the following components:


Remco Verhoef (@remco_verhoef) and Kaspars Sprogis.

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Code and documentation copyright 2018 DutchCoders.

Code released under Affero General Public License.


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