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Reactivate a bot user
A bot is a lot like a regular member, except that it doesn’t interact with your team via the Slack app. Instead, a bot is controlled programmatically via a bot user token that accesses one or more of Slack’s APIs.
When a member is deactivated, so are any
bot users the member created. This may cause some bots to stop working for your team, but fear not! Another member can transfer ownership of the bot user by simply re-enabling it.
Tip: To re-enable a deactivated bot, a member must have permission to manage integrations.
Click your team name to open the
Team Menu. Select
Apps & integrations. Click
Manage at the top right of the App Directory. Click
Custom Integrations from the menu, and click . Bots Click the
pencil icon next to the bot user you'd like to reactivate. Under the
API Token section, you'll see an alert that says "The API token is only available to the integration owner." Click
Enable in the top right, then OK to confirm. You'll now be the new owner of the bot user and it's API Token will be regenerated. You'll need to update the bot's code to use this new token. Click
OK to reload the page and access the new API token. Update the token in any scripts or libraries used by this bot.
Tip: To re-enable a Hubot or Lita bot, look for them under the Apps section instead: my.slack.com/apps/manage.
Who can use this feature?
all members except for Guests can use this feature. Available to teams on
free and paid plans.