User menu > Profile > Preferences > Slack


Users with sharing privileges can link to their Slack account and send notifications about certain activities in Canto. You can either begin the process when users create their profiles or if you are already signed up you can navigate to the Settings. As an administrator, you can specify for which activities users will receive a notification via Slack.


User: How to Connect to Slack

  1. Click on Connect under the heading Slack.
  2. You will be then prompted to a new window titled Slack Sign In. It will instruct the user to finish the authorization on the new page, which should have opened after clicking Connect.*
    *If the page didn’t open, it was blocked by a pop-up blocker. Either adjust your browser’s pop-up settings or allow the page to open. The new page will be Box’s authorization confirmation to share files from Box to Canto.
  3. Sign in using your Slack credentials and authorize the access for Canto.
  4. Close the pop-up window and click on Continue within the Authorized Operations dialoge.
  5. Select the channel you would like to be used for the notifications and press Ok.

From now on, every time you perform the activities selected by the administrator, a notification is sent to the selected Slack channel. 

If you would like to Change Channel, Disconnect or simply turn the function off temporarily, you can come back to User Menu > Profile > Preferences > Slack.


User Menu > Settings > Links & Connections > External Connections


Administrator: How to Configure Notifications

To specify for which activities notifications are sent in Slack:

  1. Select the Slack icon.
  2. Click Connect to begin. 
  3. You will be then prompted to a new window titled Slack Sign In. It will instruct the user to finish the authorization on the new page, which should have opened after clicking Connect.*
    *If the page didn’t open, it was blocked by a pop-up blocker. Either adjust your browser’s pop-up settings or allow the page to open. The new page will be Box’s authorization confirmation to share files from Box to Canto. 
  4. When you connect with Canto with your Slack account, you can receive notifications for:
    • Comment made
    • Album added or updated
    • File added or updated
    • File Status changed
    • Files Shared
    • Portal updates
  5. Click on Save to confirm.