Make a Laravel app respond to a slash command from Slack

1.12.0 2024-03-20 07:31 UTC


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This package makes it easy to make your Laravel app respond to Slack's Slash commands.

Once you've setup your Slash command over at Slack and installed this package into a Laravel app you can create handlers that can handle a slash command. Here's an example of such a handler that will send a response back to slack.

namespace App\SlashCommandHandlers;

use App\SlashCommand\BaseHandler;
use Spatie\SlashCommand\Request;
use Spatie\SlashCommand\Response;

class CatchAll extends BaseHandler
     * If this function returns true, the handle method will get called.
     * @param \Spatie\SlashCommand\Request $request
     * @return bool
    public function canHandle(Request $request): bool
        return true;

     * Handle the given request. Remember that Slack expects a response
     * within three seconds after the slash command was issued. If
     * there is more time needed, dispatch a job.
     * @param \Spatie\SlashCommand\Request $request
     * @return \Spatie\SlashCommand\Response
    public function handle(Request $request): Response
        return $this->respondToSlack("You have typed this text: `{$request->text}`");

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You can install the package via composer:

composer require spatie/laravel-slack-slash-command

This service provider must be installed.

// config/app.php
'providers' => [

You can publish the config-file with:

php artisan vendor:publish --provider="Spatie\SlashCommand\SlashCommandServiceProvider"

This is the contents of the published file:

return [

     * At the integration settings over at Slack you can configure the url to which the 
     * slack commands are posted. Specify the path component of that url here. 
     * For `` you would put `slack` here.
    'url' => 'slack',

     * The token generated by Slack with which to verify if a incoming slash command request is valid.
     * The signing_secret generated by Slack with which to verify if a incoming slash command request is valid.
    'signing_secret' => env('SLACK_SIGNING_SECRET'),

     * Verify requests from slack with signing_secret signature
    'verify_with_signing' => false,

     * The handlers that will process the slash command. We'll call handlers from top to bottom
     * until the first one whose `canHandle` method returns true.
    'handlers' => [
        //add your own handlers here

        //this handler will display instructions on how to use the various commands.

        //this handler will respond with a `Could not handle command` message.

Change verify_with_signing parameter to verify requests from slack by signing_secret:

// config/laravel-slack-slash-command.php
'verify_with_signing' => true


You'll find the documentation on

Find yourself stuck using the package? Found a bug? Do you have general questions or suggestions for improving the media library? Feel free to create an issue on GitHub, we'll try to address it as soon as possible.


Please see CHANGELOG for more information what has changed recently.


$ composer test


Please see CONTRIBUTING for details.


If you've found a bug regarding security please mail instead of using the issue tracker.


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The message and attachment functionalities were heavily inspired on Regan McEntyre's Slack package.


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