Connect identity provider groups to your Enterprise Grid org

Slack allows you to sync groups from your identity provider (IDP) to workspaces and channels within your Enterprise Grid organization, making it easier to manage Slack at scale. If your IDP does not support syncing groups, you can use our SCIM API to do it manually. Keep in mind that any changes to IDP groups can only be made through your IDP.

What to expect

  • Connect workspaces to automatically add or remove members of an IDP group to workspaces within your org. You can make membership for certain workspaces required to ensure that all members of an IDP group remain members of a workspace.
  • Connect channels to automatically add members of an IDP group to channels within your org. Channels can be public or private, but they must be accessible from a required workspace or shared org-wide in order to be connected to an IDP group.

Note: You must have permission to manage channels to connect IDP groups to channels.


Connect workspaces

Org Owners and Org Admins can automatically add or remove members from workspaces using IDP groups. Connecting a workspace to an IDP group will not impact members who are already a part of the workspace.

Connect

Disconnect

Connect a workspace

  1. From your desktop, click your workspace name in the top left.
  2. Select Settings & administration from the menu, then click Organization settings.
  3. Click People in the left sidebar, then select [IDP name] Groups.
  4. Search for and select an IDP group. 
  5. Click Connect Workspaces and check the box next to every workspace you’d like to connect. You can search for workspaces to filter your results.
  6. Click Next.
  7. To make workspace membership required, click the toggle next to Make all workspaces required or next to individual workspaces.
  8. Click Connect Workspaces.

Note: Members can’t deactivate their accounts when workspace membership is required.

Make workspace membership required

Org Owners and Org Admins can make workspace membership mandatory for all members of an IDP group at any time.

  1. From your desktop, click your workspace name in the top left.
  2. Select Settings & administration from the menu, then click Organization settings.
  3. Click People in the left sidebar, then select [IDP name] Groups.
  4. Search for and select an IDP group.
  5. Click the Workspaces tab.
  6. Click the  three dots icon next to the workspace you’d like to edit.
  7. Click Make membership required.

Disconnect a workspace

Warning: Disconnecting an IDP group from a workspace will automatically remove all members in that group from that workspace.

  1. From your desktop, click your workspace name in the top left.
  2. Select Settings & administration from the menu, then click Organization settings.
  3. Click People in the left sidebar, then select [IDP name] Groups.
  4. Search for and select an IDP group.
  5. Click the Workspaces tab.
  6. Click the  three dots icon next to the workspace you’d like to disconnect.
  7. Click Disconnect workspace.

 

Connect channels

Note: Channels can be public or private, but they must be accessible from a required workspace or shared org-wide in order to be connected to an IDP group.

Org Owners and Org Admins can connect IDP groups to channels to automatically add members to channels. These will be default channels for all members of the IDP group, but they can leave these channels at any time, if they’d like.

Connect

Disconnect

Connect a channel

  1. From your desktop, click your workspace name in the top left.
  2. Select Settings & administration from the menu, then click Organization settings.
  3. Click People in the left sidebar, then select [IDP name] Groups.
  4. Search for and select an IDP group.
  5. Click Connect Channels and check the box next to every channel you’d like to connect. You can search for channels by name or workspace to filter your results.
  6. Click Connect.

Disconnect a channel

  1. From your desktop, click your workspace name in the top left.
  2. Select Settings & administration from the menu, then click Organization settings.
  3. Click People in the left sidebar, then select [IDP name] Groups.
  4. Search for and select an IDP group.
  5. Click the Channels tab.
  6. Click the  three dots icon next to the channel you’d like to disconnect.
  7. Click Disconnect channel.

Note: If a member is removed from an IDP group, they will not be removed from channels connected to that IDP group.

Who can use this feature?
  • Org Owners and Org Admins
  • Available on the Enterprise Grid plan