Understanding, installing, and configuring the Slack for Zendesk Support integration

Return to top
Have more questions? Submit a request

207 Comments

  • Krista

    Hi there , 

    When I followed the steps to configure the settings, Zendesk app did not prompt any notification settings in slack direct message , how to I proceed with the settings ? Thank you 

    1
  • James J

    It seems like when one tries to edit the app by clicking on 'Edit notification settings' the comment just collapses and the line to the left turns blue.... it refuses to provide notification settings and there is no alternative way, these steps do not work any more - it appears to be broken! Zendesk have raised a ticket to investigate so hopefully it will be sorted soon.

    0
  • Kevin Mauldin

    Will this app be getting an update to use webhooks soon?

    0
  • Sean Bourke
    Zendesk Product Manager

    Hi Krista, could you please elaborate on where you experienced the lack of options in settings - was it when selecting a channel, or the underlying settings? If you could raise a ticket, we can investigate this further.

    Kevin Mauldin the Slack for Zendesk integration is separate to the Targets/Webhooks migration. If you have setup any direction Slack integrations outside of the Zendesk supported integration, then you will need to migrate them.

    0
  • Rudolph

    How can I stop this app from using my account to leave internal notes on tickets? I'd like to change the account used by the app to a different account.

    Thanks!

    0
  • CJ Johnson

    Sean Bourke As part of the setup, though it is not mentioned in this article, is that the extension sets up an HTTP Target, which can be seen in your "Extensions" settings. I believe this is what they are referring to when asking about the deprecation of HTTP targets. I can personally attest that this behavior of creating an HTTP target is the same, even post announcement, so this question would still stand. It's possible this will be resolved as part of the August 9th upgrade of the Slack integration itself, but it's unclear and I'd be curious to know as well, as I may decide to back up and wait a few more days rather than try to wait for the update, and also migrate over the extension's HTTP call, which is currently impossible as there's no way to touch the slack HTTP call or even see its settings (or even re-enable it if it fails, I have a ticket open about that one). 

    0
  • Sean Bourke
    Zendesk Product Manager

    Hi CJ Johnson,

    As per the announcement of the deprecation of HTTP targets and conversion to webhooks, targets created from Zendesk integrations will be converted at a later date. Right now they are excluded from the conversion process.

    With regards to the Slack Integration Endpoint target, this can be reactivated by following the instructions in this article

     

    0
  • Jonathan Lindsay

    I've just set up the integration with Slack, however when looking at the steps outlined in configuring the integration, I don't receive the 'Get Started' message outlined in step 1. 

    Am I missing something here? Any help would be greatly appreciated. 

    0
  • Sean Bourke
    Zendesk Product Manager

    Hi Jonathan Lindsay,

    If the Get Started prompt hasn't appeared following installation, you can open the configuration through the /zendesk settings command. This will bring up the Subdomain Connector, as well as Ticket Notification and Answer Bot configurations.

    0
  • Jonathan Lindsay

    Thanks Sean Bourke. I've been able to set it up via this approach. 

    0
  • Nicolas R.

    The Slack integration is a very valuable feature for us. Especially ticket side conversations are a feature we often use. Unfortunately though, it's currently only possible to address entire channels through side conversations. We'd love to also address individual users in Slack side conversations. We often need to clarify topics in the context of a ticket only with individual users. Not with entire channels. Is this a feature which could be added to the Slack integration? I imagine it might be a rather popular use case. I'd also be available to provide details on our use case if desired.

    2
  • Sean Bourke
    Zendesk Product Manager

    Hi Nicolas R.,

    Thanks for your feedback, it's great to hear that you're finding value in the Side Conversations integration. We're working on updates to our Slack integration which will see more customisation and deeper integration. As part of this, we are exploring ways in which we can make Side Conversations more valuable. We're still doing technical discovery on this and unfortunately can't give a definite confirmation of if and when this would be released.

    0
  • Rohan Anderson

    Can someone please assist in getting this working?

    Setting up the app just simply doesn't show me the drop-down options, see below:

    0
  • Sean Bourke
    Zendesk Product Manager

    Hi Rohan Anderson,

    It looks like you're not seeing any available channels in the configuration. This could occur due to a couple of reasons.

    The bot has not been granted access to any channels

    To resolve this, use the command /invite @zendesk in the channel you want to configure the bot. Then use the command /zendesk settings to load a new configuration dialogue in that channel.

    The configuration message has expired

    Browse to a channel where the bot has been granted access and use the command /zendesk settings to load a new configuration dialogue in that channel.

    Hopefully the above resolves what you're experiencing. If not, please let me know.

    0
  • Ramo Karahasan-Riechardt

    Hi, 

    a couple of days ago my integration into my private channel stopped working. I was receiving a lot of messages into the private app before. Contacting support did help me re-install the whole setup and reconfigure it, but unfortunately it's not working anymore. The Zendesk Support told me that private channels are not supported anymore with this app. This was not announced anywhere. 

    What other options do I have to get the Zendesk Nontifications to a private chat channel on Slack?

    0
  • Sean Bourke
    Zendesk Product Manager

    Hi Ramo Karahasan-Riechardt,

    We can certainly get this working again, I've outlined below a few steps for how to investigate and potentially resolve these issues.

    Usually when notifications to a channel stop working, it relates to something going wrong with the Target which interfaces with Slack. You can check this by visiting <subdomain>.zendesk.com/agent/admin/api/target_failures and seeing if there are any recently listed Slack failures.

    If this is the case, this can usually be resolved by creating a new Slack target. If you type /zendesk settings into a channel in which the Zendesk bot is added and then click 'Change subdomain', the installation flow will recreate all of the associated targets and links. You can then check in /zendesk settings that you existing settings are setup correctly and test this with some tickets.

    With regards to the Zendesk App, we have recently released a new Zendesk Bot which works with Private Channels. If you are seeing the Zendesk (Legacy) Bot, then raise a ticket and we can get you migrated. If you're seeing the Zendesk Bot, then all you need to do is browse to the channel you want to configure, type /invite @zendesk to add the bot and then /zendesk settings to configure the settings for that channel.

    Hopefully this helps, please let me know if you face any challenges in reenabling notifications for that channel.

    0
  • Sean Bourke
    Zendesk Product Manager

    Hi Ramo Karahasan-Riechardt,

    I've raised a ticket on your behalf, which we can use to investigate this further.

    1
  • Jonathan Lindsay

    I have been able to connect Zendesk to the required channel in Slack, however I am not receiving any notifications. The notifications I have set up are tickets with the status “ticket created” and in group “All”. However, whenever a new ticket is created in Zendesk (either internally or by a customer contacting us), we don’t receive any notifications.

    Am I missing something? Why isn’t our Slack channel receiving notifications?

    0
  • Sean Bourke
    Zendesk Product Manager

    Hi Jonathan Lindsay,

    I've raised a ticket on your behalf, which we can use to investigate this further.

    0
  • Sadia Gaya

    Hi! 
    When will you add the ability to see who's created an internal note from Slack? 
    Since the person commenting on a ticket created in Slack might not always have Zendesk access, this poses a problem for us. I would wish that the integration worked both ways so that you were able to see the name of the commenter in Zendesk internal notes and the username of who's replying on Slack. This way the communication would be clear. 

    0
  • Sean Bourke
    Zendesk Product Manager

    Hi Sadia Gaya,

    Thanks for your feedback. While the internal note created in Zendesk will be associated to the user who completed the installation (as it is associated to their OAuth token), any internal notes created from Slack should still include additional information including the Slack user's name, email address and the channel they created the internal note from. If this is not the case, please let me know.

    0
  • Sadia Gaya

    Hi Sean Bourke
    Thank's for answering my question. 
    If the additional information is already there, how come that can't be added as the requester? 
    Having the person who installed the app's name on every comment/internal note is not optimal. 
    It seems like this has been requested over and over again for several years by other on the community. :)

    All the best, 
    Sadia

    0
  • Anna Sleepwalker

    Hi Team, 

    I've just started testing the Zendesk app for Slack and I have a difficulty setting up the process of creating a Zendesk ticket directly through Slack. 

    My final goal is to be able to send en email through this created ticket directly to a customer.

    But what I'm getting in fact is only the ability to create a ticket with an agent as a requester and assign it to the existing agent as well, which looks a bit like a vicious circle since I can DM or tag the same agent in slack to forward the same info. Of course, I can change a requester later, but when the message is sent, the client can see the line saying that the ticket was created from slack+ agent name and channel name. This is really inconvenient and shows up the unwanted info. I showed on the screenshot below. 

    Could you please guide me how to set it up properly and get the most of the app? 

    0
  • Sean Bourke
    Zendesk Product Manager

    Hi Sadia Gaya,

    The posting of the internal note is currently constrained as it utilises the OAuth permissions provided by the individual who set up the Slack Integration. I've captured your feedback as a feature request which we can explore in future updates to this integration.

    0
  • Sean Bourke
    Zendesk Product Manager

    Hi Anna Sleepwalker,

    Our Create Ticket form in Slack is currently fixed to displaying only a selector for Slack users, as well as posting the Slack Creation notification. I've captured your feedback as something we can explore through our discovery for changes/improvements to our ticket creation form in Slack.

    0
  • Stuart Pascua

    "The Slack for Zendesk Support is a Built by Zendesk integration that connects a single Zendesk subdomain to a Slack workspace. It allows you to interact with Zendesk Support tickets in your Slack channels."

     

    any plans to allow multiple Zendesk subdomains to integrate with a single slack workspace? thanks

    0
  • Sean Bourke
    Zendesk Product Manager

    Hi Stuart Pascua,

    Thanks for the feedback on the Slack integration. Support for many Zendesk subdomains in a single Slack integration has been heavily requested.

    We're currently investigating a new Slack integration. We will be able to communicate a date when this new integration will be available in a couple of months.

    Regards,

    Sean

    0

Please sign in to leave a comment.

Powered by Zendesk