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Getting Started

This integration creates a workflow with a Discourse 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 Users trigger
    1. Connect your Discourse account
  3. Configure the Add Star action
    1. Connect your Slack account
    2. Optional- Select a Channel
    3. Optional- Configure Timestamp
    4. Optional- Configure File ID
  4. Deploy the workflow
  5. Send a test event to validate your setup
  6. Turn on the trigger

Details

This integration uses pre-built, open source 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:Emits an event every time a new user is created on your instance
Version:0.1.0
Key:disourse-new-users

Trigger Code

import common from "../../common.mjs";

export default {
  name: "New Users",
  key: "disourse-new-users",
  version: "0.1.0",
  type: "source",
  description:
    "Emits an event every time a new user is created on your instance",
  ...common,
  hooks: {
    ...common.hooks,
    async deploy() {
      const users = await this.discourse.listUsers();
      for (const user of users.slice(0, 10)) {
        this.$emit(user, this.generateMeta(user));
      }
    },
    async activate() {
      await this.activate({
        web_hook_event_type_ids: [
          "3",
        ], // https://github.com/discourse/discourse/blob/master/app/models/web_hook_event_type.rb#L6
      });
    },
  },
  methods: {
    ...common.methods,
    generateMeta(user) {
      const {
        id,
        name: summary,
        created_at: createdAt,
      } = user;
      return {
        id,
        summary,
        ts: +new Date(createdAt),
      };
    },
  },
  async run(event) {
    this.validateEventAndEmit(event, "user_created", "user");
  },
};

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
N/Ahttp$.interface.httpThis component uses $.interface.http to generate a unique URL when the component is first instantiated. Each request to the URL will trigger the run() method of the component.
N/Adb$.service.dbThis component uses $.service.db to maintain state between component invocations.
DiscoursediscourseappThis component uses the Discourse app.

Trigger Authentication

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

For domain, enter the hostname, without the protocol, that you'd use in this API call: https://[domain]/admin/users/list/active.json. For example: example.com.

If you host Discourse on a subfolder (for example: https://pipedream.com/community), enter the subfolder as a part of the domain (pipedream.com/community).

Create an API key in your Admin panel, and enter the associated api_username and api_key.

About Discourse

Conversation platform

Action

Description:Add a star to an item on behalf of the authenticated user
Version:0.0.1
Key:slack-add-star

Action Code

const slack = require("../../slack.app.js");

module.exports = {
  key: "slack-add-star",
  name: "Add Star",
  description: "Add a star to an item on behalf of the authenticated user",
  version: "0.0.1",
  type: "action",
  props: {
    slack,
    conversation: {
      propDefinition: [
        slack,
        "conversation",
      ],
      optional: true,
      description: "Channel to add star to, or channel where the message to add star to was posted (used with timestamp).",
    },
    timestamp: {
      propDefinition: [
        slack,
        "timestamp",
      ],
      optional: true,
      description: "Timestamp of the message to add star to.",
    },
    file: {
      propDefinition: [
        slack,
        "file",
      ],
      optional: true,
      description: "File to add star to.",
    },
  },
  async run() {
    return await this.slack.sdk().stars.add({
      conversation: this.conversation,
      timestamp: this.timestamp,
      file: this.file,
    });
  },
};

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.
Timestamptimestampstring

Timestamp of the message to add star to.

File IDfilestring

File to add star to.

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:

calls: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: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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