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This is a Hubot adapter to use with Slack.

Quickstart: Hubot for Slack on Heroku

First, read and understand the instructions on the Hubot wiki. You will be following those instructions, with the following modifications:

  1. Edit package.json and add hubot-slack to the dependencies section.

  2. Edit Procfile and change it to use the slack adapter:

     web: bin/hubot --adapter slack
  3. Activate the Hubot service on your "Team Services" page inside Slack.

  4. Configure your Hubot install using the variables displayed on the Hubot Team Service page. Examples:

     % heroku config:add HEROKU_URL=
     % heroku config:add HUBOT_SLACK_TOKEN=dqqQP9xlWXAq5ybyqKAU0axG
     % heroku config:add HUBOT_SLACK_TEAM=myteam
     % heroku config:add HUBOT_SLACK_BOTNAME=slackbot
  5. Follow the rest of the Hubot instructions to get up-and-running.

Adapter configuration

This adapter uses the following environment variables:


This is the service token you are given when you add Hubot to your Team Services.


This is your team's Slack subdomain. For example, if your team is, you would enter myteam here.


Optional. What your Hubot is called on Slack. If you entered slackbot here, you would address your bot like slackbot: help. Otherwise, defaults to hubot.