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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 Direct Message action
    1. Connect your Slack account
    2. Optional- Configure Send as User
    3. Optional- Configure Bot Username
    4. Optional- Select a Icon (emoji)
    5. Optional- Configure Icon (image URL)
    6. Optional- Configure Schedule message
    7. Optional- Configure Include link to workflow
    8. Optional- Configure Metadata Event Type
    9. Optional- Configure Metadata Event Payload
    10. Select a User
    11. Configure Text
    12. Optional- Configure Send text as Slack mrkdwn
  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 (Secure File Transfer Protocol) is a network protocol that provides secure
file transfers over secure shell (SSH) connections. It is an extension of the
Secure Shell protocol, designed for secure file exchange between hosts. A user
can securely transfer files between systems without having to worry about
external threats, as the protocol is encrypted and authenticated.

With the SFTP API, you can build applications that securely transfer data, such
as files and documents, between two different systems. Some example
applications include:

  • Secure document sharing between two systems
  • Secure file synchronization between two systems
  • Secure backups of data over the network
  • Secure transfers of large files
  • Secure uploads and downloads of data
  • Media streaming between two systems

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:Send a direct message to a single user. See [postMessage](https://api.slack.com/methods/chat.postMessage) or [scheduleMessage](https://api.slack.com/methods/chat.scheduleMessage) docs here
Version:0.2.13
Key:slack-send-direct-message

Slack Overview

With the Slack API, you can build all sorts of integrations and applications to
make your work life easier. Here are just a few examples:

  • Automate posting updates to your team channel
  • Create a bot to answer common questions
  • Integrate with your existing tools and services
  • Build a custom dashboard to track your team's progress
  • Create a bot to handle scheduling and meeting requests
  • And much more!

Action Code

import common from "../common/send-message.mjs";

export default {
  ...common,
  key: "slack-send-direct-message",
  name: "Send a Direct Message",
  description: "Send a direct message to a single user. See [postMessage](https://api.slack.com/methods/chat.postMessage) or [scheduleMessage](https://api.slack.com/methods/chat.scheduleMessage) docs here",
  version: "0.2.13",
  type: "action",
  props: {
    ...common.props,
    conversation: {
      propDefinition: [
        common.props.slack,
        "user",
      ],
    },
    text: {
      propDefinition: [
        common.props.slack,
        "text",
      ],
    },
    mrkdwn: {
      propDefinition: [
        common.props.slack,
        "mrkdwn",
      ],
    },
    username: {
      propDefinition: [
        common.props.slack,
        "username",
      ],
      description: "Optionally customize your bot's username (default is `Pipedream`).",
    },
    icon_emoji: {
      propDefinition: [
        common.props.slack,
        "icon_emoji",
      ],
      description: "Optionally use an emoji as the bot icon for this message (e.g., `:fire:`). This value overrides `icon_url` if both are provided.",
    },
    icon_url: {
      propDefinition: [
        common.props.slack,
        "icon_url",
      ],
      description: "Optionally provide an image URL to use as the bot icon for this message.",
    },
  },
};

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.
Send as Useras_userboolean

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

Bot Usernameusernamestring

Optionally customize your bot's username (default is Pipedream).

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 bot icon for this message.

Schedule messagepost_atinteger

Messages can only be scheduled up to 120 days in advance, and cannot be scheduled for the past. The datetime format should be a unix timestamp (e.g., 1650507616, see here for help with this format).

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"}

UserconversationstringSelect a value from the drop down menu.
Texttextstring

Text of the message to send (see Slack's formatting docs). This field is usually necessary, unless you're providing only attachments instead.

Send text as Slack mrkdwnmrkdwnboolean

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

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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