Slack Connector for Venafi
Updated Jun. 11 2021

Cprime intends to provide an alternative and more streamlined certificate notification flow by integrating Venafi with Slack via a chatbot. Instead of switching back and forth between tools, this Development Fund project will enable notifications to be sent to Slack and specific certificate creation actions to be completed within Slack using slash commands. Now Venafi users can perform basic and common machine identity management tasks without leaving their favorite communication channel.
Solution Overview

Typically, software engineers and IT admins work in several tools at any one time, including Slack, which is always open as the primary communication and engagement platform. Context switching is incredibly costly as it drops productivity. 

Today, if an action is required for any certificate, an email is generated and sent to the appropriate Venafi admin to take the appropriate action. To reduce context switching, limit missed emails, and improve overall efficiency, Venafi customers would benefit from a notification system that will allow team members to be alerted about critical actions quickly, and in the tools that are already being used. 

As part of the Development Fund, Cprime intends to provide a streamlined notification flow by integrating Venafi with Slack via a chatbot. Then Venafi users will no longer need to switch amongst different environments for a complete machine identity lifecycle. They can perform basic and common machine identity management within Slack using slash commands (/create, /renew, /revoke, etc.).