Transfer a bot user to another member

Deactivating a Slack account will automatically disable any bot users a member has created. The affected bots will stop working for your workspace, but fear not! Another member can transfer ownership of the bot user by simply re-enabling it.

Tip: To re-enable a deactivated bot, a member must have permission to manage integrations.

Reactivate a bot user

  1. From your desktop, click your workspace name in the top left.
  2. Select Settings & administration from the menu, then click Manage apps to open the Slack App Directory.
  3. Click Manage in the top right.
  4. Click Custom integrations from the menu and then click Bots.
  5. Click the   pencil icon next to the bot user you want to reactivate.
  6. Under the API token section, you’ll see an alert that says “The API token is only available to the integration owner”.
  7. Click Enable in the top right, then OK to confirm. You'll now be the new owner of the bot user, and its API token will be regenerated. You'll need to update the bot's code to use this new token.
  8. Click OK to reload the page and access the new API token.
  9. Update the token in any scripts or libraries used by this bot.

Tip: To re-enable a Hubot or Lita bot, look for them in the Apps section instead:

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