For the Clockwise Slack app to work, you will need both a Clockwise account and a Slack account. Currently you can't create a Clockwise account in Slack, so you have to sign up via the Clockwise chrome extension.
When an individual installs the Slack app for the first time, they will be presented with the below authorization screen:
The permissions we request are required for the following reasons:
- Confirm your identity: This is to ensure you have access to the Slack account you are attempting to link to Clockwise
- Access & modify your profile and your workspace's profile fields: Clockwise automatically updates your Slack status to reflect your calendar. Your status is on your profile, so in order to update it we require this access.
- Access & modify your workspace's Do Not Disturb settings: Required to automatically put a Clockwise user in 'DND' mode when they are in meetings or in Focus Time.
- Add slack commands and add actions to messages: Required to manage notifications and settings from inside of Slack (/cw settings)
- Add a bot with the username @clockwise: Only requested of the first user in an organization, this bot is needed to send the Autopilot and Daily Forecast direct messages. Without a bot, Clockwise wouldn't be able to send messages directly to users. No one in the Slack organization besides Clockwise users will receive any messages from the Clockwise bot.
Slack account says "Update Now"
As Clockwise adds new features to the Slack integration, we periodically need to request access to different permissions within Slack. Because we never ask for more than we need, and we can't add them without your approval, we will prompt you to update your Slack integration to approve adding these permissions.
For example, when we released the ability to automatically put Slack in Do Not Disturb mode, we needed to request access to "modify your workspace's Do Not Disturb settings".
Have any other Slack questions? We're happy to answer them! Email us anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org.