How To Get Slack Bot Token

If you are creating a Slack bot, acquiring a bot token is a crucial step that must not be overlooked. This token serves as your bot’s password and enables it to communicate with the Slack API. Our blog post will provide a straightforward tutorial on how to obtain a Slack bot token in just a few steps.

Step 1: Create a Slack App

The first step in obtaining your Slack bot token is to create a new Slack App. To do this, you’ll need to visit and click on the Create New App button. This will take you to a page where you can input details about your app, such as its name and the Slack workspace it will belong to.

Step 2: Add a Bot User

Once you’ve created your Slack app, the next step is to add a bot user to it. You can do this by going to the Bot Users section in the sidebar of your app’s settings page and clicking on Add a Bot User. This will allow you to set a display name and default username for your bot, both of which can be anything you like.

Step 3: Install the App to Your Workspace

After adding a bot user, the next step is to install your app to your Slack workspace. You can do this by going to the Install App section in the sidebar of your app’s settings page and clicking on Install App to Workspace. This will prompt you to authorize the app, allowing it to access your workspace.

Step 4: Obtain Your Bot Token

Once your app has been installed to your workspace, you’ll be taken to a page that contains your bot token. This will be located in the Oauth & Permissions section under the Bot User OAuth Access Token subsection. This token will begin with xoxb-.

And there you have it! You’ve successfully obtained your Slack bot token. Remember, this token is essentially your bot’s password, so be sure to keep it safe and never share it with anyone you don’t trust.

// Example usage of a Slack bot token 
const { Bot } = require('slackbots');
const token = 'Your-Slack-Bot-Token-Here';

const bot = new Bot({
    token: token,
    name: 'Your Bot Name Here'

With your Slack bot token in hand, you’re now ready to start building and interacting with the Slack API. Happy bot building!