What does Atlan do with each Slack permission?

As you set up the Slack integration, you need to provide an Atlan Slack app permissions in Slack. Here is what we do with each of those permissions:

What will Atlan be able to view?

Content and info about you

  • View profile details about people in your workspace (users.profile:read)
  • View information about your identity

Atlan requires these permissions to:

  • Show rich Slack message previews within Atlan (for example, a user's profile picture)

Content and info about channels & conversations

  • View messages and other content in your public channels (channels:history)
  • View basic information about public channels in your workspace (channels:read)
  • View Atlan URLs in messages (links:read)
  • View messages and other content in public channels that Atlan has been added to (channels:history)

Atlan requires these permissions to:

  • Show rich Slack message previews within Atlan (the message itself, the channel where it was posted)

Content and info about your workspace

Atlan requires these permissions to:

  • Show rich Slack message previews within Atlan (for example, a user's profile picture)
  • Send notifications about requests made in Atlan (users:read.email)

What will Atlan be able to do?

Perform actions in channels and conversations

  • Show previews of Atlan URLs in messages (links:write)
  • Send messages as @atlan (chat:write)
  • Send messages to channels @atlan isn't a member of (chat:write.public)
  • Add and edit emoji reactions
  • View messages that directly mention @atlan in conversations that the app is in
  • Upload, edit, and delete files as Atlan (files.write)

Atlan requires these permissions to:

  • Unfurl Atlan links (show previews for them) within Slack
  • Allow the Slack share button on Atlan assets to work (sending messages to Slack as @atlan)
  • Search Atlan from any Slack channel and share search results to the channel, all from within Slack
  • Share query output from within Atlan to Slack (files.write)

Perform actions in your workspace

  • Add shortcuts and/or slash commands that people can use (commands)

Atlan requires these permissions to:

  • Search Atlan from within Slack (the /search-term and /search-query commands)
  • Document a Slack conversation into Atlan (using the Slack context menu on any Slack conversation)

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