Slack Monitoring

Monitor user activity and all actions performed in your Slack channel with our ready-to-install plugin integration.

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Slack offers secure collaboration across teams and it is essential to track them for security incidents. This ready-to-install plugin monitors messages sent and files uploaded to be instantly notified on any malware injection.

Performance Metrics

Some of the metrics provided for this plugin include:

  • Total number of files
  • Total users
  • Scheduled Messages
  • Total File Size
  • Image, Video, and Audio Files
  • Executable File Count


  • Make sure you have Python version 3.6 and above installed.
  • Make sure you have Python request module installed. Execute the following commands to install the module:
    pip3.6 install requests
  • Ensure to have the slackclient developer kit installed.
    pip3.6 install slackclient
  • Make sure the OAuth token of your Slack account is rightly generated. If you don't have one yet, generate a new one.
  • Our Linux server monitoring agent should be installed in the server.
  • While adding a plugin, the plugin name and its folder name inside the Site24x7 agent should be identical.

Plugin Installation

There are two ready-to-install plugins available in GitHub to monitor the Slack application and the channels in the application.

  • Download and install the latest version of the Site24x7 Linux agent in the server where you plan to run the plugin. If it is installed successfully, you will see a Linux server monitor in the Site24x7 Control Panel. This confirms that the agent is able to communicate with our data center.
  • Download the required plugin script and the configuration file from our GitHub repository.
    For example, to download the plugin for monitoring the Slack channels,
  • In the configuration file, add the OAuth token of your Slack account.
    For example, edit the 'slack_channels_monitoring.cfg' file as follows:
    oauth_token = xoxp-1115218301570-1145293321776-1107217637223-sew12saq185c59db496cad2b6655868ac4e
    channel_name = agent_team
    channel_type = private
  • Create a folder with the plugin name under the Site24x7 Linux agent plugin directory '/opt/site24x7/monagent/plugins/' and place the script and configuration files under '/opt/site24x7/monagent/plugins/'plugin folder'/'.
  • For example, if you are using the 'slack_channels_monitoring' plugin, create a folder with the name 'slack_channels_monitoring' and place the '' and 'slack_channels_monitoring.cfg' files under '/opt/site24x7/monagent/plugins/slack_channels_monitoring/'
The agent will automatically execute the plugin within five minutes and send performance data to the Site24x7 data center.

View Data in the Site24x7 Web Client

  1. Log in to Site24x7 and go to Server > Plugins > click on the name of the plugin monitor.
  2. You will be able to view all metrics of your Slack workspaces.

Plugin Contribution

Feel free to contribute to our existing plugin and come up with suggestions or feedback on our Community.