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Integrating Confluence with Slack

Chris Schilling May 11, 2015

Hi,

I'm looking for a way to integrate Confluence with Slack, such that any updates or comments made to pages will appear in a specific Slack channel. What would be the best way to go about accomplishing this?

Thanks!

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Shreshth Luthra Atlassian Team Aug 31, 2018

Hi there, great news!!! We now have a free Confluence Cloud <> Slack integration (built by Atlassian) available for your team to use.

Please visit https://marketplace.atlassian.com/apps/1219518/confluence-cloud-for-slack?hosting=cloud&tab=overview for more details. Looking forward to hearing feedback from you.

Robert Schrier Sep 02, 2018

Thanks, works great! 

Andreas Kleiber Sep 03, 2018

Awesome! Thank you :-)

Jessie Ettinger Sep 06, 2018

Hey, question - is there a way to use this integration to receive notifications from new questions being posted in the Questions for Confluence rather than a page? I'm not seeing any of the settings mentioned in the documentation in that section of the space?

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Shreshth Luthra Atlassian Team Sep 06, 2018

Hi Jessie, this functionality is not there yet. Please feel free to provide in-product feedback using /confluence feedback slack command.

Jessie Ettinger Sep 06, 2018

Thanks, will do!

Cian O'Reilly Sep 13, 2018

Hi Shreshth, Are Atlassian working the free Confluence Server <> Slack integration?

Shreshth Luthra Atlassian Team Sep 14, 2018

Hi Cian,

Currently we don't have a free Confluence Server <> Slack integration. It is only available through third party vendors.

Noel Howell Oct 01, 2018 • edited

@shreshth -- with the new slack app, can I SEARCH confluence? Thats the most requested feature from my team.

E.G. the conversation in slack is:

Q> Where is the information?

A> In Confluence...

...and then the person has to actually navigate to confluence in their browser to search rather than being able to search directly from Slack. 

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Vitalii Saienko Atlassian Team Oct 01, 2018

@Noel Howell We just added this feature. Try /confluence help command in Slack channel for the instruction ;)

Nikola Stjelja Nov 28, 2018

Do we have a similar solution for customers using Confluence Server? 

Shreshth Luthra Atlassian Team Nov 28, 2018

Hi there, 

Currently we don't have a free Confluence Server <> Slack integration. It is only available through third party vendors.

Nikola Stjelja Nov 29, 2018 • edited

Hi there,

thank you for your answer.

This is a sad piece of news for Server version users who relied on the integrations with Hipchat. 

Any plans when this functionalities will be brought back to the Server versions of Jira, Confluence and Bitbucket - in the same/similar way they were present for Hipchat?

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Ludia Operations Dec 05, 2018

As @Nikola Stjeljasaid, HipChat is retiring soon. More effort from Atlassian should be done to replace the integrations from JIRA/Confluence/Bitbucket/etc to Slack ASAP.

Your decision to retire HipChat and force us to Slack should not make us buy third party addons to have the same features as before.

 

O.

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Vitalii Saienko Atlassian Team Dec 06, 2018

Hi @Ludia Operations. Thanks for your comment. We have Bitbucket Cloud for Slack and Jira Cloud for Slack integrations. They're completely free, so you can start using them.

Bruce Reed Jan 18, 2019

Wish Atlassian would support Confluence server in the same respect. I don't understand why integrations like these are not made to work with both. Doesn't it use the REST api?

Those of us running server due to specific needs (branding, wider range of add-ons, sso that doesn't cost us an arm and a leg,) are 2nd class citizens to Atlassian these days. It's not as if our licensing and ongoing support costs are any less than cloud customers. In fact, we pay more considering we must run our own infrastructure. Very sad.

Bruce Reed Jan 18, 2019

I wish this support would be extended to Confluence Server. There is a trends towards Atlassian only building integration for the cloud products. Can't the REST api be used in both cases?

Bottom line is that Server customers now feel like 2nd class citizens. It's not as if we pay less for Atlassian products, actually, far more considering we manage our own infrastructure. Either kill the server products altogether or fully support them. Recognize that your customers have specific needs for running server based products, like branding, more flexibility in customization, a richer set of add-ons, etc. and support us comparably.

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Andrew Rayner (RizzelDazz) I'm New Here Jan 19, 2019

Sure it can

But we all know how annoying oAuth is

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Tom De Blende Jul 06, 2018

What would be cool is updating a Knowledge Base in Confluence from within Slack... Then we can have people ask questions and post both the question and its replies to Confluence.

Toby Richards Sep 28, 2018

This is the type of integration I'm after from Confluence / Slack. To automatically post certain messages and their threads into a Confluence space to aid building up a Knowledge Base. I can then leverage the 'live search' facility in Confluence to surface the results.

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Tim Wisniewski Jun 05, 2015

I came here to ask this as well – I'm a developer so I'd be happy to work on it but it's not clear that it's actually possible as Confluence only seems to work with apps in the official atlassian marketplace.

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Adrian Wieczorek May 02, 2016

Hi All,

Our Slack Connector add-on will support Confluence very soon. We should start working on this in next two weeks. This will be the Cloud-only version however.

Rick Beecroft May 12, 2016

Hi Adrian,

Just wondering why it will be a Cloud Only connector?

Thanks,

Rick

Adrian Wieczorek May 14, 2016

Hi Rick,

We built our add-on using Atlassian Connect Framework which, at the moment, supports only Cloud products. Building a Cloud add-on is more like building a web application where we maintain all the backend infrastructure on our own. Server add-ons however are more like desktop application with completely different approach (and technology used). Therefore, there is no easy way to "port" already existing Cloud add-on into Server and that's why we don't have plans of doing so at this point.

We'll let you know if anything change regarding this.

Cheers,

Dave Albert Feb 10, 2018

Any luck building this integration? 

Terrance Teoh Aug 05, 2018

Any forecast on when this will e ready ? 

Thanks !

2 votes
Andreas Kleiber Aug 07, 2018 • edited

As HipChat and Stride are deprecated is there any official Bot planned for Confluence?

1 vote

I would like to have this feature as well.

It's possible with JIRA, it should be possible with Confluence.

1 vote
Alex Medved Oct 19, 2015

Hi 

We develop a plugin for JIRA Cloud (JIrassimo notifications for JIRA), that does this sort of the integration for JIRA (between JIRA and Slack, among the other channels/messengers)

I would start with https://developer.atlassian.com/static/connect/docs/latest/modules/common/webhook.html

It has the event you are looking for, so it should be possible to implement it as a plugin

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Junaid Mohammed Sep 15, 2017

Hi,

I understand there is a possibility of notifications coming into slack if a page is crested, comment made etc. However can I integrate in such a way that whatver I am discussing in slack automatically gets posted on confluence?

Łukasz Rżanek Feb 09, 2018

How would you imagine it? Like a history of all messages from Slack? What would be a purpose for that?

Patrick Fowler Feb 27, 2018

 

@Łukasz Rżanek1, I think what he's talking about, and what I'm looking for, is link previews, which are extremely common in Slack. Paste any public URL into a slack message and you'll get a rich preview (if enabled)

I'd love to see the page title, first line of content, and number of comments and likes on the page when pasting confluence link.

Atlassian already does it for Jira issues (see https://slack.atlassian.com) - giving me hope they'll do something for Confluence

Adrian Wieczorek Feb 27, 2018

@Patrick Fowler So, in short, you would like the page's links from your Confluence instance to be unfurled (that's the term they use for that) on your Slack channels when pasted there?

Patrick Fowler Feb 28, 2018

Yep - link unfurling is the main thing I’m looking for. Notifications are great but can overwhelm a channel, rich previews are far more important to me and my team

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Filippo Russo Aug 08, 2018

I hope that soon will be possible to have a free integration from Confluence and Slack!!

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John Wall Nov 09, 2018

Is there a way to subscribe to a Tag in Confluence? e.g. I want to tag important pages in confluence as "announcements," and have that automatically push into a corresponding slack channel.

I tried creating a "stream" page using a widget, but because the page itself doesn't update (the widget does) no update is pushed to Slack.

David Mason Apr 03, 2019

Gosh, is there a way to do this with a webhook, like there is with Jira?

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Igor Kosoy Apr 03, 2019

QQ, can  I create new Blog post in Wiki (linked page) when new message created on Slack channel? 

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