How to connect Slack channel to receive notifications from IoT devices

2Smart Cloud users can receive notifications from their IoT devices in popular messengers. This feature is convenient if many users need these notifications – they can read them in a family or corporate chat. At the moment, the Telegram and Slack channels connections are available. The instructions below will show how to connect a Slack channel to receive notifications from IoT devices. You can find instructions for the Telegram messenger at this link.

Receiving devices notifications using the Slack webhook

  1. Follow this link: https://api.slack.com/apps.
  2. Click on the “Create an App” button.
    Slack API screen
  3. Select “From Scratch”.
    Slack API screen
  4. Specify a name for your application (for example, 2smart cloud) and select the workspace for using it. When finished, click the “Create App” button.
    Slack API screen
  5. Click on the “Incoming Webhooks” tile on the page that appears.
    Slack API screen
  6. Set the “Activate Incoming Webhooks” switch to On.
    Slack API screen
  7. Click the “Add New Webhook to Workspace” button.
    Slack API screen
  8. Choose a channel to publish notifications and give the new app the necessary access. To receive notifications only for you, select yourself from the list.
    Slack API screen

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  1. Click on the Copy button to copy the value of the “Webhook URL” field.
    Slack API screen
  2. Launch the 2Smart Cloud mobile app and go to the Notifications section.
    Devices screen of the 2Smart Cloud mobile app
  3. Go to notification settings.
    Notifications screen of the 2Smart Cloud mobile app
  4. Select “Integration notifications”.
    Notifications settings of the 2Smart Cloud mobile app
  5. Select Slack.
    Integration notifications screen of the 2Smart Cloud mobile app
  6. Click Create button.
    Slack notifications screen of the 2Smart Cloud mobile app
  7. Specify a name for the integration and paste the Webhook URL you copied earlier. Click Create button.
    Slack notifications screen of the 2Smart Cloud mobile app
  8. Now you will receive notifications from your IoT devices in the Slack messenger.
    Slack messenger

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