Slack Logs
Panther supports pulling logs directly from Slack

Overview

Panther can pull the following Slack logs:
  • Audit logs, by querying the Audit Logs API.
    • The Audit Logs API is available to Slack customers with an Enterprise plan only.
  • Access logs, by querying the team.accessLogs API.
    • This API is available in all Slack paid plans.
    • Note: Due to Slack's rate limits, Panther pulls only the events where the user or the access location or the access device is new.
  • Integration logs, by querying the team.integrationLogs API.
    • This API is available in all Slack paid plans.
Panther will query the API every 1 minute. In order for Panther to access the Slack API, you need to create a new Slack source on Panther, create a Slack App, and provide the app credentials to Panther.

How to onboard Slack logs to Panther

Create a new Slack Source in Panther

  1. 1.
    Log in to your Panther Console.
  2. 2.
    In the left sidebar menu, click Integrations > Log Sources.
  3. 3.
    Click Create New.
  4. 4.
    Select Slack from the list of available log sources. Click Start Source Setup.
  5. 5.
    On the next screen, enter a memorable name for the source e.g., My Slack logs.
  6. 6.
    Enter a name for the source (e.g. My Slack logs) and then select your Slack plan.
    • The available log types depend on which plan you are subscribed to. To find your Slack plan, click the name of your Slack workspace at the top left of the Slack app.
  7. 7.
    Click Continue Setup.
  8. 8.
    On the Set Credentials page, Copy the Redirect URL and save it somewhere secure. You will need it in the next steps.
  9. 9.
    Keep this browser window open while you work through the next steps.

Create a new Slack App

Create a Slack app with permissions to pull logs from Slack. For security and availability reasons, we recommend creating a new Slack App that will be used only with Panther.
You can create an app for:

How to create a Slack App to pull Audit Logs

Follow the instructions below to create a Slack app that pulls Audit Logs into your Panther account. The Audit Logs API is available to customers with a Slack Enterprise plan only.
If you want to pull in Access or Integration logs, please see the next section: How to create a Slack App to pull Access or Integration logs.
  1. 1.
    Sign in to the Slack workspace belonging to the Enterprise you want to monitor.
    • You must sign in as an owner of the organization.
  2. 2.
    On the screen displaying all the workspaces in your Enterprise, click Launch in Slack on the workspace you want to monitor.
  3. 3.
    Go to Slack apps and click Create New App, then click from scratch.
    • Enter an App Name e.g. Panther monitoring.
    • Select the workspace where you previously signed in.
  4. 4.
    Click Create App.
    • The App will be created in the selected workspace and later you will be able to monitor the entire Enterprise organization.
  5. 5.
    In the left sidebar menu, click OAuth & Permissions.
  6. 6.
    Scroll down to the Redirect URLs section.
  7. 7.
    Click Add and enter the Redirect URL that you copied from the Panther Console in the previous section of this documentation.
  8. 8.
    Click Save URLs.
  9. 9.
    Scroll down to the User Token Scopes section. Add the auditlogs:read scope.
  10. 10.
    In the left sidebar, go to Settings > Manage Distribution.
  11. 11.
    Under the section titled "Share Your App with Other Workspaces," enable the following options:
    • Enable Features & Functionality
    • Add OAuth Redirect URLs
    • Remove Hard Coded Information
    • Use HTTPS For Your Features
  12. 12.
    Click Activate Public Distribution.
    • Note: This does not make your Slack App accessible to other organizations. Slack requires this setting to pull audit logs.
  13. 13.
    In the left sidebar, go to Settings > Basic Information.
  14. 14.
    In the App Credentials section, Copy the Client ID and Client Secret.
  15. 15.
    Follow the steps under Finalize Slack Onboarding in Panther to complete this process.

How to create a Slack App to pull Access or Integration Logs

The Access Logs and Integration Logs API is available in all Slack paid plans.
If you want to pull in Audit logs, please see the previous section: How to create a Slack App to pull Audit Logs.
  1. 1.
    Sign in to the Slack workspace you want to monitor.
    • You must sign in as an owner of the organization.
  2. 2.
    On the screen displaying your workspaces, click Launch in Slack on the workspace you want to monitor.
  3. 3.
    Go to Slack apps and click Create New App, then click from scratch.
    • Enter an App Name e.g. Panther monitoring.
    • Select the workspace where you previously signed in.
  4. 4.
    Click Create App.
    • The App will be created in the selected workspace.
  5. 5.
    In the left sidebar menu, click OAuth & Permissions.
  6. 6.
    Scroll down to the Redirect URLs section.
  7. 7.
    Click Add and enter the Redirect URL that you copied from the Panther Console in the previous section of this documentation.
  8. 8.
    Click Save URLs.
  9. 9.
    Scroll down to the section titled Scopes > User Token Scopes. Add the admin scope.
  10. 10.
    In the left sidebar, go to Settings > Basic Information.
  11. 11.
    In the App Credentials section, Copy the Client ID and Client Secret.
  12. 12.
    Follow the steps under Finalize Slack Onboarding in Panther to complete this process.

Finalize Slack onboarding in Panther

  1. 1.
    Navigate back to the Panther Console.
  2. 2.
    On the Set Credentials page, paste the Client ID from Slack into the Client ID field and the Client Secret from Slack into the Client Secret field.
  3. 3.
    Click Continue Setup.
  4. 4.
    Click Save Source.
  5. 5.
    On the Verify Setup screen, click Grant Access.
    • You will be redirected to a Slack page to install your app.
    • For Audit Logs, make sure you install it to the Enterprise Organization and not to a specific workspace!
  6. 6.
    Click Allow.
  7. 7.
    You will be directed to a confirmation screen where you can set up a log drop-off alarm.
    • This feature sends an error message if logs aren't received within a specified time interval.
  8. 8.
    Click Finish Setup.
Note: The integration will incur limitations if:
  • the account of the user that installed the app to the organization is deactivated
  • the app was deleted, the access token was revoked, or the app credentials are rotated

Supported log types

Required fields in the schema are listed as "required: true" just below the "name" field.

Slack.AccessLogs

Access logs for users on a Slack workspace. Note: Due to Slack's rate limits, Panther pulls only the events where the user or the access location or the access device is new. Panther will not update the date_last, count fields of an event.'
schema: Slack.AccessLogs
parser:
native:
name: Slack.AccessLogs
description: 'Access logs for users on a Slack workspace. Note: Due to Slack's rate limits, Panther pulls only the events where the user or the access location or the access device is new. Panther will not update the `date_last`, `count` fields of an event.'
referenceURL: https://api.slack.com/methods/team.accessLogs
version: 0
fields:
- name: user_id
required: true
description: The id of the user accessing Slack.
type: string
- name: username
description: The username of the user accessing Slack.
type: string
indicators:
- username
- name: date_first
required: true
description: Unix timestamp of the first access log entry for this user, IP address, and user agent combination.
type: timestamp
timeFormat: unix
- name: date_last
required: true
description: 'Unix timestamp of the most recent access log entry for this user, IP address, and user agent combination. Note: Panther will not update this field even if it is updated in the Slack API.'
type: timestamp
timeFormat: unix
isEventTime: true
- name: count
required: true
description: 'The total number of access log entries for that combination. Note: Panther will not update this field even if it is updated in the Slack API.'
type: bigint
- name: ip
required: true
description: The IP address of the device used to access Slack.
type: string
indicators:
- ip
- name: user_agent
description: The reported user agent string from the browser or client application.
type: string
- name: isp
description: Best guess at the internet service provider owning the IP address.
type: string
- name: country
description: Best guesses on where the access originated, based on the IP address.
type: string
- name: region
description: Best guesses on where the access originated, based on the IP address.
type: string

Slack.AuditLogs

Slack audit logs provide a view of the actions users perform in an Enterprise organization.
schema: Slack.AuditLogs
parser:
native:
name: Slack.AuditLogs
description: Slack audit logs provide a view of the actions users perform in an Enterprise organization.
referenceURL: https://api.slack.com/enterprise/audit-logs
version: 0
fields:
- name: id
required: true
description: The event id
type: string
- name: date_create
required: true
description: Creation timestamp for the event
type: timestamp
timeFormat: unix
isEventTime: true
- name: action
required: true
description: The action performed. See https://api.slack.com/enterprise/audit-logs#audit_logs_actions
type: string
- name: actor
required: true
description: An actor will always be a user on a workspace and will be identified by their user ID, such as W123AB456.
type: object
fields:
- name: type
required: true
description: The type of actor (always user)
type: string
- name: user
description: Information about the user
type: object
fields:
- name: id
required: true
description: The id of the user ('USLACKUSER' if no user performed the action)
type: string
- name: name
description: The user's display name
type: string
indicators:
- username
- name: email
description: The user's email
type: string
indicators:
- email
- name: team
description: The user's team
type: string
- name: entity
required: true
description: An entity is the thing that the actor has taken the action upon and it will be the Slack ID of the thing.
type: object
fields:
- name: type
required: true
description: The type of item that was affected by the action (user,channel,file,app,workspace,enterprise,message,workflow)
type: string
- name: user
description: Information about the affected user
type: object
fields:
- name: id
required: true
description: The id of the user ('USLACKUSER' if no user performed the action)
type: string
- name: name
description: The user's display name
type: string
indicators:
- username
- name: email
description: The user's email
type: string
indicators:
- email
- name: team
description: The user's team
type: string
- name: channel
description: Information about the affected channel
type: object
fields:
- name: id
required: true
description: The id of the channel
type: string
- name: name
description: The name of the channel
type: string
- name: privacy
description: The privacy mode of the channel
type: string
- name: is_shared
description: Whether the channel is shared
type: boolean
- name: is_org_shared
description: Whether the channel is shared in the organisation
type: boolean
- name: teams_shared_with
description: The teams the channel is shared with
type: array
element:
type: string
- name: file
description: Information about the affected file
type: object
fields:
- name: id
required: true
description: The id of the file
type: string
- name: name
description: The filename
type: string
- name: title
description: The file title
type: string
- name: filetype
description: The filetype
type: string
- name: app
description: Information about the affected app
type: object
fields:
- name: id
required: true
description: The id of the app
type: string
- name: name
description: The name of the app
type: string
- name: is_distributed
description: Whether the app is distributed
type: boolean
- name: is_directory_approved
description: Whether the app is in the approved apps directory
type: boolean
- name: scopes
description: The OAuth2 scopes the app requires
type: array
element:
type: string
- name: workspace
description: Information about the affected workspace
type: object
fields:
- name: id
required: true
description: The id of the workspace
type: string
- name: name
description: The name of the workspace
type: string
- name: domain
description: The workspace domain
type: string
- name: enterprise
description: Information about the affected enterprise
type: object
fields:
- name: id
required: true
description: The id of the enterprise
type: string
- name: name
description: The name of the enterprise
type: string
- name: domain
description: The enterprise domain
type: string
- name: workflow
description: Information about the affected workflow
type: object
fields:
- name: id
required: true
description: The id of the workflow
type: string
- name: name
description: The name of the workflow
type: string
- name: message
description: Information about the affected message
type: object
fields:
- name: team
description: The team the message was posted in
type: string
- name: channel
description: The channel the message was posted on
type: string
- name: timestamp
description: The timestamp of the message
type: string
- name: context
required: true
description: Context is the location that the actor took the action on the entity. It will always be either a Workspace or an Enterprise, with the appropriate ID.
type: object
fields:
- name: ua
description: The user agent used for the action
type: string
- name: ip_address
description: The ip address the action was performed from
type: string
indicators:
- ip
- name: location
description: The location that the actor took the action on the entity.
type: object
fields:
- name: type
required: true
description: The location type. It will always be either a Workspace or an Enterprise
type: string
- name: id
required: true
description: The location id
type: string
- name: domain
description: The location domain
type: string
- name: name
description: The location name
type: string
- name: details
description: Additional details about the audit log event
type: json

Slack.IntegrationLogs

Integration activity logs for a team, including when integrations are added, modified, and removed.
schema: Slack.IntegrationLogs
parser:
native:
name: Slack.IntegrationLogs
description: Integration activity logs for a team, including when integrations are added, modified and removed.
referenceURL: https://api.slack.com/methods/team.integrationLogs
version: 0
fields:
- name: user_id
required: true
description: The id of the user performing the action.
type: string
- name: user_name
description: The username of the user performing the action.
type: string
indicators:
- username
- name: service_id
description: The service id for which this log is about.
type: string
- name: service_type
description: The service type for which this log is about.
type: string
- name: app_id
description: The app id for which this log is about.
type: string
- name: app_type
description: The app type for which this log is about.
type: string
- name: date
required: true
description: The date when the action happened.
type: timestamp
timeFormat: unix
isEventTime: true
- name: change_type
required: true
description: The type of this action (added, removed, enabled, disabled, updated).
type: string
- name: scope
description: The scope used for this action.
type: string
- name: channel
description: The related channel.
type: string
- name: reason
description: The reason of the disable action, populated if this event refers to such an action.
type: string
- name: rss_feed
description: True if this log entry is an RSS feed. If true, more RSS feed related fields will be present.
type: boolean
- name: rss_feed_change_type
description: The change type for the RSS feed.
type: string
- name: rss_feed_title
description: The title of the RSS feed.
type: string
- name: rss_feed_url
description: The url of the RSS feed.
type: string