Connecting to Slack from App Connect on IBM Cloud and App Connect Enterprise as a Service

You can connect to Slack either from the App Connect Designer Catalog page, or when you add an app to a flow.

To connect App Connect to your Slack account, click Connect and then specify the parameters to connect to Slack:

  • Email address: The email address used to log in to Slack.
  • Password: The password for the specified email address.
  • If you are already logged in to Slack in the same browser window as App Connect on IBM Cloud®, App Connect connects to that Slack account without prompting you for the email address and password. To connect to a different Slack account, log out from Slack first.
  • If you don't have a Slack account, you can create one to try Slack for free.

This creates an account in App Connect. For more information about ways to connect to Slack from App Connect on IBM Cloud, see Managing accounts in App Connect.


Before you use the account that is created in App Connect in a flow, rename the account to something meaningful that helps you to identify it. To rename the account on the Catalog page, select the account, open its options menu (⋮), then click Rename Account.