Slack

Integrate Monte Carlo with Slack

Monte Carlo integrates directly into Slack so anomaly detections can be sent to any public channel in your workspace for quick triaging and collaboration. This guide explains how to receive slack notifications from Monte Carlo.

To Integrate a Slack Instance, you will:

  1. Within Monte Carlo, access your Settings page and navigate to the Integrations section:
  1. Select the Add Slack button:
  1. Navigate through Slack permission granting process. You may need to wait on your Slack administrator to approve the request.

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If you are blocked by Slack to grant permissions, you will need to contact your Slack Admin to approve Monte Carlo as a trusted integration and grant permissions.

To create Notifications to Private Channels

  1. The Monte Carlo user must be invited to the Private channel. Type /invite @Monte Carlo in the channel to invite the Monte Carlo user.
  2. The channel's ID must be manually entered in the Private Channel ID input. To get the channel ID, right-click on the channel's name and select Open channel details from the context menu. A dialog will open and display the channel ID in the dialog's footer.
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Private Channel Input

Troubleshooting

Why is my channel not appearing when configuring a new notification route?

  1. Ensure the channel you intend to use is a Public channel; we cannot access Private channels.
  2. If the channel is new, make sure to refresh the channel list:

If you are still not able to find the expected channel, please reach out to [email protected]

Slack App Approval

We are currently in the process of getting approved by the Slack app store! In the meantime, here is a list of the scopes needed for the app to work as expected:

On behalf of users, Monte Carlo can:

  • View information about a user’s identity
  • View basic information about public channels in a workspace
  • View basic information about a user’s private channels
  • Manage a user’s public channels and create new ones on a user’s behalf

On behalf of the app, Monte Carlo can:

  • Join public channels in a workspace
  • Send messages as @montecarlo
  • View people in a workspace
  • View basic information about public channels in a workspace
  • View basic information about group direct messages that Monte Carlo has been added to
  • View basic information about direct messages that Monte Carlo has been added to
  • View messages and other content in public channels that Monte Carlo has been added to
  • Add shortcuts and/or slash commands that people can use
  • View emoji reactions and their associated content in channels and conversations that Monte Carlo has been added to
  • View profile details about people in a workspace

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