Wiki for Slack

A wiki for Slack

Try our knowledge managementent tool for Slack teams

How to integrate Slack with Confluence

Topics: Knowledge Management Tools

Moving off Hipchat onto Slack and still using Confluence as your internal wiki? Then you might be worried about not having access to your team’s internal knowledge on Confluence from your internal chat tool.

Luckily, there’s a way to integrate Slack with Confluence thanks to Atlassian’s add-ons marketplace. Using the Slack for Confluence Pro plugin, you can send notifications from Confluence right to Slack for $5/month after a free trial.

Below I’m going show you how to set up the Slack for Confluence Pro add-on in just a few minutes.

How to connect Slack to Confluence

Log into your Confluence Cloud account

Click the gear icon in the upper right and select the Add-ons menu option

confluence-add-ons

Click “Find new add-ons” in the right side menu

confluence-manage-add-ons

Search for “slack for confluence” then click “Free trial” in the Slack for Confluence Pro row.

You’ll need to accept terms and conditions of the add-on author, which asks for ask for read permissions to read your Confluence install. That means the plugin author will be able to read and access your Confluences pages.

Important Caveat: Use this plugin at your own risk. Slack for Confluence is built by Made in 49. I tried to visit their website which is using an expired SSL certificate and the website is a placeholder that just displays the company’s name. I couldn’t find much information on the plugin author and this plugin isn’t Atlassian Verified, so use it at your own risk.

After you’ve verified click the Go to Settings.

Now you need to setup a webhook, which are basically a way to send data into Slack in real time. All you need to do is** **go to your webhook manage**r and choose a channel you want to send your Confluence notifications to inside of Slack. Copy the webhook url for the next step.

copy-webhook

Now you’re going to need to paste your copied webhook into the Webhook URL field in your Slack for Confluence settings page. You can leave all the other settings as the defaults or change them if you want.

paste-webhook

You’ll also need to choose a Slack channel to tell the connector where to push your notifications. The channel needs to start with a # symbol, or if you’re pushing to an individual user you need to start with an @ symbol. You can push your notifications to multiple channels by separating each entry with a comma.

choose-channel

Hit Save, and you should be all set. You can check to see if your webhook was properly set up by loading the Slack channel you connected to and check to see if a notification confirming the integration setup came through.

webhook-setup-good

When you publish a page or a comment, a Slack notification should come through linking directly to your Confluence page. Go ahead and check it out.

slack-notification

👋🏾 CEO at Tettra. Tall & bearded. Loves cooking, reading, learning new things and helping others. Previously worked at HubSpot and cofounded Rentabilities.
  • Noel Howell

    Hi– If you paste a Confluence URL in slack, will it unfurl?