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Slack bot that publishes a team’s pull requests to their Slack channel



What is it?

This is a Slack bot that publishes a team’s pull requests, Dependabot updates, security alerts, and inspirational quotes to their Slack Channel.

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How to use it?

Add your team’s configuration to config/alphagov.yml. The process is slightly different depending on whether or not your team is part of GOV.UK.

GOV.UK teams

Include your team’s name and the Slack channel you want to post to. These must match the team name and Slack channel specified in the Developer Docs. Do not add a list of repos, they will be pulled from the developer docs automatically. Private repos are not currently supported.

The Developer docs repos.json is now the single source of truth for information about GOV.UK repositories and which team is responsible for them.

Other teams

Include your team’s name, Slack channel and a list of repos you want to be notified about. Private repos are not currently supported.

Slack alerts

To customize which alerts your team channel gets, find your team in config/alphagov.yml and set the following values to true or false:

  • morning_seal_quotes: Morning quotes set by your team
  • afternoon_seal_quotes: Afternoon quotes set by your team
  • seal_prs: Morning alerts about old and recent pull requests by team members
  • dependapanda: Morning alerts about Dependabot pull requests
  • security_alerts: Security alerts (only available to teams receiving Dependabot alerts)

Local testing

To test the script, create a private Slack channel e.g. “#angry-seal-bot-test-abc” and update @team_channel on this line in slack_poster.rb to the one you created, you’ll also need a DEVELOPMENT env set to true. You can then run the GitHub Action selecting your branch and you should see the post in your test channel.

If you don’t want to post to Slack you can add a DRY: true env to your workflow and the output will only show in the logs.

Slack configuration

  • :informative_seal:
  • :angrier_seal:
  • :seal_of_approval:
  • :happyseal:
  • :halloween_informative_seal:
  • :halloween_angrier_seal:
  • :halloween_seal_of_approval:
  • :festive_season_informative_seal:
  • :festive_season_angrier_seal:
  • :festive_season_seal_of_approval:
  • :manatea:

How to run the tests?

Just run bundle exec rspec in the command line.


MIT License