What does Atlan do with each Slack permission?

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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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