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Provides quick access to Okta user management from Slack

Project description


Provides the backend service for an Okta application that gives users the ability to execute common tasks

The backend can run:

  • As a standalone server
  • AWS Lambda Function URL
  • AWS Lambda as an ELB target

Current features:

  • Reset MFA Factors
  • Reset password


The following env vars are used for configuration

Name Description Required Default
HELP_CHANNEL Help channel displayed in responses to user no #devops-help
HOME_HEADER Header displayed in app home page no :gear: Get help with common DevOps Okta tasks :gear:
RESET_MFA_COMMAND Command the user sends to reset MFA no /reset-mfa
RESET_PASSWORD_COMMAND Command the user sends to reset password no /reset-password
TEST_USER An email address that, if set, be used instead of the user's slack email. no
PORT Port to run the local server on no 3000
SLACK_BOT_TOKEN Slack Bot User Oauth Token yes
SLACK_SIGNING_SECRET Slack Signing Secret yes
OKTA_URL Okta api endpoint <> yes
OKTA_TOKEN Okta API token yes


With AWS Lambda: The easy way

For convenience, if you don't need any additional logic in your handler, you can just build your package using (Described below) and set your Lambda's handler to slack_okta_bot.aws_lambda.lambda_handler.

AWS Lambda: Manual way

from json import dumps
from logging import getLogger

from slack_okta_bot.slack import slack_app
from slack_okta_bot.aws_lambda import LambdaHandler


def handler(event, context):
  getLogger().info(dumps(event, indent=2))
  handler = LambdaHandler(slack_app)
    res = handler.handle(event, context)
    return res
  except Exception as e:

In your Lambda config You would set your lambda handler to module.handler where module is the name of your Lambda package module

Building a basic Lambda package

  • Run It requires that poetry be installed and will install it if missing.
  • Upload the created zip file to S3 and configure your Lambda to pull from S3
  • Optionally upload the package manually in the AWS Lambda console
  • Set your Lambda's handler to slack_okta_bot.aws_lambda.lambda_handler

Running as a server

The package will install a shell script that can run a server

> slack-okta-bot
INFO:slack_okta_bot:Logging to stdout
⚡️ Bolt app is running! (development server) - - [23/Dec/2022 12:11:02] "POST /slack/events HTTP/1.1" 200 -

If you need to import and run from your own script:

from slack_okta_bot import run_local

# do cool stuff


Slack App

To install in Slack:

  • Update slack-okta-bot.yaml with the domain you will be using
  • Update any other options you would like to change
  • Go to applications in your Slack org's admin area (
  • Click the "Create New App" button
  • Click "From an app manifest"
  • Select workspace to install to
  • Make sure that "YAML" tab is selected
  • Under "Basic Information" save your Signing Secret so you can export it to the required env var
  • Get the Bot User Oauth Token from the "Oauth & Permissions" tab so you can export it to the required env var
  • Deploy your application backend
  • In the Slack app configuration page go to "Event Subscriptions"
  • If the Request URL is not marked as "Verified" click the verify button/link

Your app's homepage should now show and commands will become active. Test by entering a slash command in any channel in slack. Your interaction with the bot will be private and won't be displayed to other users in the chat.

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