Last updated July 23, 2021
You can escalate your Slack instant messaging sessions into live audio and video meetings with data sharing.
StarLeaf for Slack delivers seamless integration between Slack instant messaging and the audio and video meeting experience of StarLeaf.
Select a topic below to learn more about using and installing StarLeaf for Slack:
StarLeaf for Slack is a Slack integration developed and supported by StarLeaf, which allows users to easily escalate instant
messaging sessions to audio and video meetings by simply typing the /starleaf command in Slack.
In any Slack channel or direct message, type the /starleaf command. This causes all participants to receive a message which contains information on the different ways to join the meeting, for example, using the StarLeaf app, from a StarLeaf room system, using Skype for Business, or dialing in on a telephone.
Each Slack channel has an associated permanent StarLeaf meeting. This ensures that, where there is more than one channel, participants join the correct meeting and this operates as a permanent space for collaboration.
The Slack button allows StarLeaf for Slack to authenticate with your StarLeaf organization, for the purposes of creating meetings and allowing calling, by means of a secure access token.
It is worth remembering that the access token provides login access to the organization. Therefore, keep it secret. If you think security of the token has been compromised, regenerate the token using the Regenerate access token control in the StarLeaf Portal.
You can enable StarLeaf for Slack in the StarLeaf Portal:
- In the Portal, go to Integrations > Add integration and select StarLeaf for Slack
- Give this integration a name so you can identify this integration and select Apply.
- Select the Add to Slack button. This opens a page in your browser.
- If prompted, enter your Slack workspace address and select Continue.
- Select Authorize.
All Slack users in your team are now able to use /starleaf to escalate to video calls.
For more information about Slack, refer to https://slack.com/ .
If you have a StarLeaf Pro, Business, or Enterprise host license, your meetings are not generally subject to a 45-minute time limit. Meetings created through Slack, however, are still limited to 45 minutes in duration even with these licenses. As usual, you can only have one ongoing StarLeaf meeting at a time, even if it is scheduled through Slack.
If your organization has purchased a modified version of a Business or Enterprise license, the meeting limitations may not apply.