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Slack Oauth integration

Slack https://slack.com is taking the world by storm on community building. You may have heard of how easy it is to participate in a real time discussion, with easy to use collab tools. It's killing email, they say.

Slack has OAuth v2 support. Wild Apricot has Oauth support. How about single signon support for Slack from WA?

This would make it really easy to add collab groups to an existing WA community and extend Wild Apricot's functionality to run meetings, projects and other collaborative, geographically distributed projects all through Slack.

Why not? Please +1 this if you think this is a good idea.

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  • AdminDmitry Smirnov (Product Owner, Wild Apricot by Personify) commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Slack supports single sign on, but it relies on SAML specification, instead of oAuth2 used by WA. So this kind of integration is not a low hanging fruit.
    Right now we don't have specific plans on implementing SAML, but it can change over time if more people will vote for it.

    Important note: only paid version of Slack supports SSO.

  • Alex Sirota commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Dear Team Mobile,
    The ideal situation would be to use Wild Apricot credentials to automatically add yourself to a pre-configured Slack workspace. That way if

    1) you are not part of the workspace, you can automatically become part of one with 1 click from a link or button on the WIld Apricot website

    2) if you are already part of the workspace the link just takes you to the workspace, and logs you in if you need to login automatically

  • Tony commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I'd love to see a Slack integration. I would like to see a separate slack channel for an event with all attendees automatically added to the channel.

  • asdfa commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I'd like Slack and WA to be able to use one login; so I could put Slack in as a navigation menu item; instant chatroom for anyone logged in!

  • Jason Freshly commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Here are some ideas and things I wouldn't mind having the ability to do:

    --Currently, I have system emails sent to slack channels so that I can pass the information on to my executive teams across chapters to respond to items in their chapters. If there was an app integration, I would love to have easy to manage notifications of a new member, renewals, etc.

    --Single Sign-on would be great

    --We are discussing having the slack community open to members in the future for ways to create masterminds, community discussions, etc. If there was a way to have an 'add-on' fee within WA for a member to add $10/month to be a part of slack that would be cool - with more people on slack I would have to start paying for users to keep data.

    --I host zoom meetings for members doing training and could easily have that all managed through slack to start and continue the discussion with members who register for those classes. I could add a join slack channel of some kind via the registration emails/reminders. Now I just have a link to the zoom call to jump on at the time.

    That's all I got right now - will add more if it comes up.

  • Terra LeMay commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Is there any movement on this idea? Our members are currently using an unofficial Slack group to communicate with each other. Integrating this with a single sign-on would be much better.

  • Jason Freshly commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Any updates? I have 2 WA sites I'll be admin on and both will be using slack for communication amongst the board members. It would be great to have easy to set up features

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    It would be great to have all of our members able to participate in slack chats without having to sign up for a separate service. An easy way to do member-only chatrooms would be awesome as well.

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