How To Get Slack Token

Slack uses tokens as part of their API to authenticate and identify the workspace an app is accessing. With a token, you can automate your workspace, interact with your team, and more. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to obtain a Slack token.

Step 1: Create a Slack App

First things first, you need to have a Slack App. Visit the app creation page to create a new application.

Step 2: Configure Your Slack App

After creating your app, you will be taken to the Basic Information page. Here, you can configure your app’s settings and permissions.

Step 3: Install Your App

Once you have configured your app, navigate to the Install App section in your Slack app dashboard and click on the ‘Install App to Workspace’ button.

Step 4: Obtain Your Token

After installing your app, you will be redirected to a new page. This page contains your access tokens (Bot User OAuth Access Token and App-Level Tokens). And there you have it! Your very own Slack token.

Using Your Slack Token

Now that you have your Slack token, using it is as simple as including it in your API calls. Here’s an example using Python’s requests library to send a message to a channel:

    import requests

    token = "your-slack-token"
    channel_id = "your-channel-id"
    message = "Hello, Slack!"

    response =
        headers={"Authorization": f"Bearer {token}"},
        data={"channel": channel_id, "text": message},


Just replace “your-slack-token” and “your-channel-id” with your respective Slack token and channel ID, and you’re all set.

Remember to always keep your tokens secure! Do not publish your tokens publicly or share with anyone else to avoid malicious access to your workspace.

Wrap Up

Obtaining a Slack token allows you to automate tasks and interactions within your workspace. By following the steps outlined above, you can easily get your Slack token and start integrating with the Slack API. Happy coding!