How it works?
This is a proof of concept Slack bot example, which:
- repeats every message in direct conversation or channels to which bot is invited,
- verifies all incoming Slack events with verification token,
- runs for free within GCP Free Tier if there is a small traffic,
- automatically scales for larger traffic (requires billing enabled).
- Create a GCP project in GCP Cloud Console - see docs for details,
- Create a Slack app on https://api.slack.com/apps/,
- Add a bot user for your app,
- Update bot access token and verification token in settings.py,
- Install gcloud tool,
- Deploy app using gcloud app deploy command, e.g.
gcloud app deploy --version v1 --project your-gcp-project-id app.yaml
- Visiting https://your-gcp-project-id.appspot.com page should trigger 'Hello World' message on #general channel. Slack Web API is now working!
- Subscribe to message.channels and message.im event types by providing
https://your-gcp-project-id.appspot.com/slack/eventurl - see docs for details,
- Your bot is now working! You can start chatting with him.
You can find all development setup in .travis.yml