Share a default sign-in file with members

To sign in to Slack, you need to know your workspace’s Slack URLWorkspace owners and admins can help members sign in to the desktop app more easily by downloading a default sign-in file and sharing it with their team.


What to expect

  • When members save this file to their computer, their workspace URL will automatically populate on the desktop app. Members still have the option to manually enter any workspace URL they want.
  • a default sign-in file will only populate the workspace URL if a member hasn’t signed in to any workspaces on the desktop app before. Otherwise, they’ll be prompted to enter their workspace URL to sign in.

Tip: if you're a part of an Enterprise Grid org, you can contact us to request a default sign-in file for your org. Please include your org's URL when you write in (e.g. a1marketing.enterprise.slack.com).

Step 1: Download a default sign-in file

  1. From your desktop, click on your workspace name in the top left.
  2. Select Settings & administration from the menu, then click Workspace settings.
  3. Click the Authentication tab.
  4. Next to Automatically open this workspace for members, click Download.

 

Step 2: Share a default sign-in file

Windows

Mac

Linux

  1. Locate the Signin.slacktoken file in the downloads folder on your computer.
  2. Distribute the file to team members and place it in the relevant app data folder on their machines: %APPDATA%/Slack/Signin.slacktoken

Direct download version

  1. Locate the Signin.slacktoken file in the downloads folder on your computer.
  2. Distribute the file to team members and place it in the relevant app data folder on their machines: ~/Library/Application Support/Slack/Signin.slacktoken

Mac App Store version

  1. Locate the Signin.slacktoken file in the downloads folder on your computer.
  2. Distribute the file to team members and place it in the relevant app data folder on their machines: ~/Library/Containers/Slack/Data/Library/Application Support/Slack
  1. Locate the Signin.slacktoken file in the downloads folder on your computer.
  2. Distribute the file to team members and place it in the relevant app data folder on Linux: ~/.config/Slack/Signin.slacktoken or Linux Snap: ~/snap/Slack/current/.config/Slack/Signin.slacktoken
Who can use this feature?
  • Workspace owners and workspace admins
  • Free, Pro and Business+ subscriptions