1. Sign up for a Slack.com account
2. Launch Slack and create a new channel
Create a new channel and call it “Consonance” and invite any colleagues to it. (Consonance will look for any channel called “Consonance” on your Slack account and will post notifications to it.)
Make it a public channel
3. Create a
bot to post to the
Consonance channel you’ve just created. Go to your browser and copy and paste this URL, overwriting it to include the name of your Slack account: http://[your slack account].slack.com/services/new/bot
4. Choose a username
On the page that opens, you are invited to
choose a username for your bot. Enter this using the format
snowbooks_Consonance. (NB: there’s a 21 character limit, so shorten your company name if necessary, e.g.
zed_Consonance.) Click Add bot integration to create your bot.
5. Get the API key
Integration settings, there is an API key listed for your bot. Right-click to copy this.
6. Paste the API
Return to Consonance to paste in the API key. Open a new tab on your browser. Go to your Consonance account. Sign in and click on your company name, and then Company Profile. Under API keys, paste the API key for your Slack bot into the field for Slack.
7. Enable the service
Tick the box to the left marked Enable Slack notifications and click Save. Your bot has been successfully created and can post key metadata changes to your
Consonance Slack channel.
Test your new bot by changing a publication date or price, and you see a notification pop up in your channel.