SMS To Slack – integration manual

Here we describe how to set up a simple forward SMS to a Slack channel. The integration is easy and should take about 10min.

SMSEagle is a hardware SMS gateway. It is used to send & receive SMS directly to/from a cellular network. The device is installed on-prem which assures additional data confidentiality.

Slack Setup

1. Create a Slack app

This is very simple, follow this link to get started: Create your Slack app

  • in popup window choose “From scratch”
  • pick a name (for example: SMSEagle)
  • choose a workspace to associate your app with

2. Enable Incoming Webhooks

After creating the app, you’ll be redirected to the settings page for your new app.
From here select the Incoming Webhooks feature, and click the Activate Incoming Webhooks toggle to switch it on.

3. Create an Incoming Webhook

When Incoming Webhooks are enabled, the settings page should refresh and some extra options will appear. Go to the bottom and click the button Add New Webhook to Workspace.

Go ahead and pick a channel that the app will post to, and then click to Authorize your app.

You’ll be sent back to your app settings, and you should now see a new entry under the Webhook URLs for Your Workspace section, with a Webhook URL that’ll look something like this:

That URL is your new Incoming Webhook, one that’s specific to a single channel. Copy the URL for the next step.

SMSEagle Setup

This integration will use CallbackURL feature of SMSEagle device. This feature is included in each version of SMSEagle device.

1. Create a new Callback URL rule

Open menu Callback URL and click button +Add new rule. In the rule fields enter:

  • Rule name: (any text)
  • URL: URL address of your Slack Incoming Webhook (created above)
  • URL method: POST
  • JSON
  • Send request for: Incoming message

Press “Save” button to save the rule settings.

Integration is completed. That’s so easy! Now you may send a test message to your SMSEagle device and wait few seconds for the SMS to appear in your Slack channel.

Have Questions?

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