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Slack Application Credentials



  • Documentation:
  • Summary: Slack is a business communication platform. It offers chat rooms in the form of channels organized by topics as well as private groups and direct messaging. Users can create Slack applications to automate some actions in workspaces. This detector focuses on catching Slack application credentials as they allow to take certain actions at the app level across organizations. They are different from Slack user tokens that are also detected by GitGuardian.
  • IPs allowlist: IP allowlisting is supported only for internal application integrations. Read this documentation for more details.
  • Scopes: Credentials' scopes depend on the corresponding application.

Revoke the secret#

To revoke the credentials, go to the App dashboard and after selecting the application, click on regenerate next to the Client Secret key field.

Check for suspicious activity#

Monitoring suspicious activity of keys is not mentioned in Slack's documentation.

Details for Slack app keys#

  • Category: Messaging system

  • Company: Slack

  • High recall: False

  • Validity check available: False

  • Minimum number of matches: 2

  • Occurrences found for one million commits: 4.16

  • Prefixed: False

  • PreValidators:

- type: FilenameBanlistPreValidator  banlist_extensions:  - ^(cs|x|p|s|r)?html5?~?$  - ^[aps]?cssc?~?$  - ^lock$  - ^mdx?~?$  - ^storyboard(c|er)?~?$  - ^xib$  banlist_filenames: []  check_binaries: false- type: ContentWhitelistPreValidator  patterns:  - slack


- text: |    slack_id: 1489795176992.1423423423544    slack_secret: b52f435d423d8ae2103739d49ab994bb  client_id: "1489795176992.1423423423544"  client_secret: b52f435d423d8ae2103739d49ab994bb
- text: |    SLACK_CLIENT_ID = '730191371696.1410179799087'    SLACK_CLIENT_SECRET = 'f90dd63cdcb13662a6f4b008081c1542'  client_id: "730191371696.1410179799087"  client_secret: "f90dd63cdcb13662a6f4b008081c1542"