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.

When members place this file in the Downloads folder on their computer, their workspace URL will automatically populate on the desktop app. Members still have the option to manually enter any workspace URL they’d like.

Note: 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.

Step 1: Download a default sign-in file

  1. From your desktop, click 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

  1. Locate the Signin.slacktoken file in the downloads folder on your computer.
  2. Distribute the file for members or share the file with them so that they can move it to the Downloads folder on their computer if they like.
Who can use this feature?
  • Workspace owners and workspace admins
  • Free, Pro and Business+ subscriptions

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.