Extending AEM collaboration with Slack

Adobe Experience Manager has great collaboration features for Projects, Task Assignment / Workflows and adhoc collaboration around things like Digital Assets.  While email is traditionally a great tool for notify users who aren’t logged in to AEM of a task assignment, I’ve seen an Increase in the use of Slack for collaboration recently, which is not surprising, as Slack is a very handy tool!  In fact, Adobe recently added Support for Slack in the Creative Cloud
Adobe Evangelist Justin Edelson has shared some POC (Proof of Concept) code on GitHub that allows you to now integrate AEM with Slack! Now you can forward Notifications of Task assignment & Comments to a Slack channel as well as push direct messages.

Here’s what the POC code does;
1 – Waits for a notification event
2 – Looks up the mapping of the mention user if different to Slack and swaps it out
3 – Checks to see if the comment is linked to an asset in DAM
4 – Composes a message and sends it to the Slack Incoming Hook API.

Here is how to setup
Create an incoming web hook within Slack
Grab and install ACS AEM Commons
Grab the source and compile from here;
Edit the AEMSlack Notifier component config
Update the Property URL (the Webhook URL) & add Username Mappings
Great work Justin!
So thats a sample of Slack integration. What other integrations would you like to see?
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