In order to develop on the next-generation platform, your workspace must be on a paid plan.
Your apps can be deployed to Slack's managed infrastructure by executing
slack deploy at the root of your project. No local development server is started with
npm dependencies are supported but are still in beta, so ensure that you test any
npm: specifiers when using
slack deploy (
slack run is not affected).
When you execute
slack deploy and you are logged into a Slack Enterprise Grid, you may also be asked to select a workspace within your organization to deploy your app to (default is all workspaces).
You may also specify a workspace within your organization to grant your app access to with the
The CLI will package up your app and deploy it to the workspace you specify. At that point, anyone in your workspace will be able to find and add your app by navigating to Apps > Manage > Browse apps.
To distribute a function so that another user (or group of users) can build workflows that reference your function after you deploy your app, you can execute the
slack function distribute command. After choosing your workspace, you'll also be prompted to select which function you want to deploy, as well as who you would like to give access to your function -- app collaborators only, specific users, or everyone. Your function will then be distributed to those users the next time you deploy your app.
✨ For more information about distributing functions, refer to distribute a custom function.
Next-generation Slack apps are currently not eligible for distributing to the App Directory.
If you need to make any changes to your app, you must redeploy it using
In addition, if administrators of your workspace have enabled admin-approved apps, it means your app will need approval before it can be deployed or redeployed to your workspace.
✨ For more information about getting your app approved, check out access controls for developers.
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