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Getting Started

This integration creates a workflow with a SFTP (password-based auth) trigger and Slack action. When you configure and deploy the workflow, it will run on Pipedream's servers 24x7 for free.

  1. Select this integration
  2. Configure the New Remote Directory Watcher trigger
    1. Connect your SFTP (password-based auth) account
    2. Configure timer
    3. Configure Root directory
    4. Configure Maximum watcher depth
  3. Configure the Send a Custom Message action
    1. Connect your Slack account
    2. Select a Channel
    3. Configure Text
    4. Optional- Configure Send text as Slack mrkdwn
    5. Optional- Configure Attachments
    6. Optional- Configure Parse
    7. Optional- Configure Link Names
    8. Optional- Configure Reply Broadcasts
    9. Optional- Select a Message Timestamp
    10. Optional- Configure Send as User
    11. Optional- Configure Bot Username
    12. Optional- Select a Icon (emoji)
    13. Optional- Configure Icon (image URL)
    14. Optional- Configure Schedule message
    15. Optional- Configure Include link to workflow
    16. Optional- Configure Metadata Event Type
    17. Optional- Configure Metadata Event Payload
    18. Optional- Configure Unfurl Links
    19. Optional- Configure Unfurl Media
    20. Optional- Select a Add Blocks - Reference Existing Blocks Array or Configure Manually?
  4. Deploy the workflow
  5. Send a test event to validate your setup
  6. Turn on the trigger

Details

This integration uses pre-built, source-available components from Pipedream's GitHub repo. These components are developed by Pipedream and the community, and verified and maintained by Pipedream.

To contribute an update to an existing component or create a new component, create a PR on GitHub. If you're new to Pipedream component development, you can start with quickstarts for trigger span and action development, and then review the component API reference.

Trigger

Description:Emit new events when files get created, changed or deleted from a remote directory. [See the docs](https://github.com/theophilusx/ssh2-sftp-client#orgfac43d1)
Version:0.0.1
Key:sftp_password_based_auth-watch-remote-directory

SFTP (password-based auth) Overview

SFTP on Pipedream enables secure file management on remote servers directly from your workflows. Utilize this app to automate file uploads, downloads, and synchronization tasks between your systems and SFTP servers. Implement robust data pipelines or deploy content to web servers without manual intervention, all while maintaining a high level of security with password-based authentication.

Trigger Code

import sftpApp from "../../sftp_password_based_auth.app.mjs";
import base from "../../../sftp/sources/watch-remote-directory/watch-remote-directory.mjs";

export default {
  ...base,
  key: "sftp_password_based_auth-watch-remote-directory",
  name: "New Remote Directory Watcher",
  description: "Emit new events when files get created, changed or deleted from a remote directory. [See the docs](https://github.com/theophilusx/ssh2-sftp-client#orgfac43d1)",
  version: "0.0.1",
  type: "source",
  props: {
    ...base.props,
    sftpApp,
  },
  methods: {
    ...base.methods,
    async connect() {
      return await this.sftpApp.connect();
    },
  },
};

Trigger Configuration

This component may be configured based on the props defined in the component code. Pipedream automatically prompts for input values in the UI and CLI.
LabelPropTypeDescription
SFTP (password-based auth)sftpAppappThis component uses the SFTP (password-based auth) app.
timer$.interface.timer
N/Adb$.service.dbThis component uses $.service.db to maintain state between executions.
Root directoryrootDirectorystring

Root directory to be watched. example: /public

Maximum watcher depthmaxDepthinteger

Watch all subdirectories within of the root directory, considering the selected maximum depth.

Trigger Authentication

SFTP (password-based auth) uses API keys for authentication. When you connect your SFTP (password-based auth) account, Pipedream securely stores the keys so you can easily authenticate to SFTP (password-based auth) APIs in both code and no-code steps.

Below, enter the hostname of the SFTP server you'd like to connect to, your username, and the password you'd like to use to connect.

This app only supports password-based authentication, not authentication via private key. If you need to use a private key to connect to a host, please use the SFTP (key-based auth) app, instead.

About SFTP (password-based auth)

Interact with an SFTP (SSH File Transfer Protocol) Server using a username and password for auth

Action

Description:Customize advanced setttings and send a message to a channel, group or user. See [postMessage](https://api.slack.com/methods/chat.postMessage) or [scheduleMessage](https://api.slack.com/methods/chat.scheduleMessage) docs here
Version:0.2.21
Key:slack-send-custom-message

Slack Overview

The Pipedream Slack app enables you to build event-driven workflows that interact with the Slack API. Once you authorize the Pipedream app's access to your workspace, you can use Pipedream workflows to perform common Slack actions or write your own code against the Slack API.

The Pipedream Slack app is not a typical app. You don't interact with it directly as a bot, and it doesn't add custom functionality to your workspace out of the box. It makes it easier to automate anything you'd typically use the Slack API for, using Pipedream workflows.

  • Automate posting updates to your team channels
  • Create a bot to answer common questions
  • Integrate with your existing tools and services
  • And much more!

Action Code

import common from "../common/send-message.mjs";
import buildBlocks from "../common/build-blocks.mjs";

export default {
  ...common,
  ...buildBlocks,
  key: "slack-send-custom-message",
  name: "Send a Custom Message",
  description: "Customize advanced setttings and send a message to a channel, group or user. See [postMessage](https://api.slack.com/methods/chat.postMessage) or [scheduleMessage](https://api.slack.com/methods/chat.scheduleMessage) docs here",
  version: "0.2.21",
  type: "action",
  props: {
    slack: common.props.slack,
    conversation: {
      propDefinition: [
        common.props.slack,
        "conversation",
      ],
    },
    text: {
      propDefinition: [
        common.props.slack,
        "text",
      ],
      description: "If you're using `blocks`, this is used as a fallback string to display in notifications. If you aren't, this is the main body text of the message. It can be formatted as plain text, or with mrkdwn.",
    },
    mrkdwn: {
      propDefinition: [
        common.props.slack,
        "mrkdwn",
      ],
    },
    attachments: {
      propDefinition: [
        common.props.slack,
        "attachments",
      ],
    },
    parse: {
      propDefinition: [
        common.props.slack,
        "parse",
      ],
    },
    link_names: {
      propDefinition: [
        common.props.slack,
        "link_names",
      ],
    },
    reply_broadcast: {
      propDefinition: [
        common.props.slack,
        "reply_broadcast",
      ],
    },
    thread_ts: {
      propDefinition: [
        common.props.slack,
        "messageTs",
        (c) => ({
          channel: c.conversation,
        }),
      ],
      description: "Provide another message's `ts` value to make this message a reply (e.g., if triggering on new Slack messages, enter `{{event.ts}}`). Avoid using a reply's `ts` value; use its parent instead.",
      optional: true,
    },
    ...common.props,
    ...buildBlocks.props,
  },
  methods: {
    ...common.methods,
    ...buildBlocks.methods,
    async getGeneratedBlocks() {
      return await buildBlocks.run.call(this);  // call buildBlocks.run with the current context
    },
  },
  async run({ $ }) {
    if (this.passArrayOrConfigure) {
      this.blocks = await this.getGeneratedBlocks();  // set the blocks prop for common.run to use
    }
    const resp = await common.run.call(this, {
      $,
    });  // call common.run with the current context
    return resp;
  },
};

Action Configuration

This component may be configured based on the props defined in the component code. Pipedream automatically prompts for input values in the UI.

LabelPropTypeDescription
SlackslackappThis component uses the Slack app.
ChannelconversationstringSelect a value from the drop down menu.
Texttextstring

If you're using blocks, this is used as a fallback string to display in notifications. If you aren't, this is the main body text of the message. It can be formatted as plain text, or with mrkdwn.

Send text as Slack mrkdwnmrkdwnboolean

TRUE by default. Pass FALSE to disable Slack markup parsing. See docs here

Attachmentsattachmentsstring

A JSON-based array of structured attachments, presented as a URL-encoded string (e.g., [{"pretext": "pre-hello", "text": "text-world"}]).

Parseparsestring

Change how messages are treated. Defaults to none. By default, URLs will be hyperlinked. Set parse to none to remove the hyperlinks. The behavior of parse is different for text formatted with mrkdwn. By default, or when parse is set to none, mrkdwn formatting is implemented. To ignore mrkdwn formatting, set parse to full.

Link Nameslink_namesboolean

Find and link channel names and usernames.

Reply Broadcastsreply_broadcastboolean

Used in conjunction with thread_ts and indicates whether reply should be made visible to everyone in the channel or conversation. Defaults to false.

Message Timestampthread_tsstringSelect a value from the drop down menu.
Send as Useras_userboolean

Optionally pass TRUE to post the message as the authenticated user, instead of as a bot. Defaults to FALSE.

Bot Usernameusernamestring

Optionally customize your bot's user name (default is Pipedream). Must be used in conjunction with as_user set to false, otherwise ignored.

Icon (emoji)icon_emojistringSelect a value from the drop down menu.
Icon (image URL)icon_urlstring

Optionally provide an image URL to use as the icon for this message. Must be used in conjunction with as_user set to false, otherwise ignored.

Schedule messagepost_atstring

Messages can only be scheduled up to 120 days in advance, and cannot be scheduled for the past. The datetime should be in ISO 8601 format. (Example: 2014-01-01T00:00:00Z)

Include link to workflowinclude_sent_via_pipedream_flagboolean

Defaults to true, includes a link to the workflow at the end of your Slack message.

Metadata Event Typemetadata_event_typestring

The name of the metadata event

Metadata Event Payloadmetadata_event_payloadstring

The payload of the metadata event. Must be a JSON string e.g. {"key": "value"}

Unfurl Linksunfurl_linksboolean

TRUE by default. Pass FALSE to disable unfurling of links.

Unfurl Mediaunfurl_mediaboolean

TRUE by default. Pass FALSE to disable unfurling of media content.

Add Blocks - Reference Existing Blocks Array or Configure Manually?passArrayOrConfigurestringSelect a value from the drop down menu:{ "label": "Reference an array of blocks", "value": "array" }{ "label": "Configure blocks individually (maximum 5 blocks)", "value": "configure" }

Action Authentication

Slack uses OAuth authentication. When you connect your Slack account, Pipedream will open a popup window where you can sign into Slack and grant Pipedream permission to connect to your account. Pipedream securely stores and automatically refreshes the OAuth tokens so you can easily authenticate any Slack API.

Pipedream requests the following authorization scopes when you connect your account:

bookmarks:writecalls:readcalls:writechannels:historychannels:readchannels:writednd:readdnd:writeemoji:readfiles:readgroups:historygroups:readgroups:writeim:historyim:readim:writelinks:readlinks:writempim:historympim:readmpim:writepins:readpins:writereactions:readreactions:writereminders:readreminders:writeremote_files:readremote_files:sharestars:readstars:writeteam:readusergroups:readusergroups:writeusers:readusers:read.emailusers:writechat:write:botchat:write:usercommandsfiles:write:userusers.profile:writeusers.profile:readsearch:read

About Slack

Slack is a channel-based messaging platform. With Slack, people can work together more effectively, connect all their software tools and services, and find the information they need to do their best work — all within a secure, enterprise-grade environment.

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