Applies to ReadyAPI 2.8, last modified on October 18, 2019

Slack is a team communication tool that provides real-time messaging. You can integrate ReadyAPI with Slack to share your test results with your team in a Slack channel or in direct messages.

Test results include a short summary of a test run and an archived report.

Note: To receive only a test run summary without a report, disable reporting on the Reporting tab of the Launch TestRunner dialog, or do not set the corresponding arguments if you launch the runner using the command line. You can send a test run summary only to one Slack channel or user.
Test run results in Slack

Important Notes

  • Currently, Slack integration is supported only for SoapUI functional tests that are run via TestRunner.

  • To integrate ReadyAPI with Slack, you need a SoapUI Pro license. If do not have it, you can either request it on our web site or start a trial.

  • To integrate ReadyAPI with Slack, you need to create a Slack application in your workspace. If you leave your workspace, your application will be uninstalled.

1. Create a Slack App

To integrate ReadyAPI with Slack, you need to create and set up a Slack application that uses workspace tokens. To do this:

  1. In your browser, navigate to https://api.slack.com/apps?new_app_token=1.

  2. In the Create a Slack App dialog, enter an application name, select your workspace, and click Create App.

    Creating a Slack app

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  3. Switch to the OAuth & Permissions tab, select the following permission scopes from the Scopes > Select Permission Scopes dropdown, and click Save Changes:

    • chat:write:bot

    • chat:write:user

    • files:write:user

    • bot

    Permission scopes

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  4. Switch to the Bot Users tab and click Add a Bot User.

    Adding a bot user

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  5. Specify a Display name and Default username of the bot and click Add Bot User > Save Changes.

    Adding a bot user

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  6. Switch to the Install App tab, click Request Approval > Submit Request, and then click Install App to Workspace.

    Installing the Slack app

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2. Configure ReadyAPI

Now, you need to set up ReadyAPI to post test results via Slack. To do this, you need to provide the following:

  • The authentication token of the bot user of your Slack application.

    To get the bot authentication token, open the Slack application settings, switch to the OAuth & Permissions tab, and copy the Bot User OAuth Access Token value.

    Slack bot authentication token

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  • Slack channels or the IDs of the users to send test results to. You can specify both channels and user IDs.

    To specify a channel, use the #channel-name format.

    To send test results to a user in a private message, specify the ID of the user.

    • In Slack, search for a user in your workspace and open their profile.

    • Click > Copy member ID.

      User ID in Slack

You can integrate ReadyAPI with Slack by using the ReadyAPI user interface or command-line arguments.

In ReadyAPI UI

  1. In SoapUI, select Project > Launch TestRunner from the main menu.

    ReadyAPI: Launching the test runner from the Project menu

    -- or --

    In SoapUI Navigator, right-click the needed test case and select Launch TestRunner.

    ReadyAPI: Launching the test runner from the context menu
  2. In the Launch TestRunner dialog, set up integration with Slack in either way:

    • Switch to the Reports tab and specify the following options:

      • Root Folder – (Optional) The directory that will store the test reports ReadyAPI will export. If the directory is not set, the test runner will post a test run summary without a report to Slack.

      • Slack Access Token – Your bot user authentication token.

      • Slack Channel(s) – A comma-separated list of Slack channels in the #channel-name format, or the IDs of the users the test results will be sent to.

      Reports tab

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    • Switch to the Custom Args tab and enter the -W<access token>/<channel(s)> command-line argument, where <access token> is your bot user authentication token, and <channel(s)> is a comma-separated list of Slack channels or user IDs.

      Custom Arguments tab

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  3. Configure the other options as needed.

  4. Click Launch.

With the Command Line

  1. Launch TestRunner with the following command-line argument:

    <ReadyAPI>/bin>testrunner.bat -W<access token>/<channel(s)>
  2. Specify other arguments as required.

See Also

Test Runner
Integrations

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