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Client fails in a confusing manner when token contains whitespace #598

TheFrozenFire opened this issue Jan 20, 2020 · 1 comment

Client fails in a confusing manner when token contains whitespace #598

TheFrozenFire opened this issue Jan 20, 2020 · 1 comment


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@TheFrozenFire TheFrozenFire commented Jan 20, 2020


I load my API token from a file. The default behaviour of most file editors is to place a newline at the end of a file. Reading the API token from a file with that trailing newline results in failures that are not obviously related to the token containing that whitespace.

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Reproducible in:

slackclient version: 2.5.0

python version: 3.6.8

OS version(s): any

Steps to reproduce:

  1. Open ~/.slacktoken in nano
  2. Paste API token into file and save
  3. Execute this Python code:
import slack
with open(expanduser('~/.slacktoken'), 'r') as f:
  slackclient = slack.WebClient(, run_async=True)
  slackclient.chat_postMessage(channel="somechannel", text="test")

Expected result:

{'ok': True, 'channel': 'somechannel', 'ts': '1579545629.000300', 'message': {'type': 'message', 'subtype': 'bot_message', 'text': 'test', 'ts': '1579545629.000300', 'username': 'Slack API Tester', 'bot_id': 'somebotid'}}

Actual result:

SlackApiError: The request to the Slack API failed.
The server responded with: {'ok': False, 'error': 'channel_not_found'}



@stevengill stevengill added this to Backlog in SDKs and Tools Jan 29, 2020
@stevengill stevengill self-assigned this Jan 30, 2020
@stevengill stevengill moved this from Backlog to In Progress in SDKs and Tools Jan 30, 2020
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@stevengill stevengill commented Feb 13, 2020

Thanks for filing the issue and sending the PR!

@stevengill stevengill moved this from In Progress to Done in SDKs and Tools Feb 13, 2020
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