Connect your SSO account with Slack

When single sign-on is enabled for the first time, or if actions are taken that require members to re-authenticate, we’ll send you an email with information about how to connect your Slack account with your identity provider. This is called “binding”.

Here is an example of what the binding email looks like when SSO is enabled for the first time. Just press the Authenticate your account button to begin the binding process — it takes less than a minute!


Note: You can connect your SSO account with Slack from your desktop, or from your mobile device while you're on the move. 


Rebind your SSO account after a session reset

If a Workspace Owner initiates a session reset — meaning that members are signed out of Slack — all members whose sessions are affected will receive an SSO rebinding email.

To sign back into your workspace, look for the SSO binding email in your inbox. The steps below outline how to reconnect your Slack account with your identity provider. When complete, you’ll be able to sign in using your IDP.

  1. To rebind, each member should click the Sign in to authenticate your account button in the binding email.
  2. Users may be presented with an option to Remain associated with their account (continue using the account they had been using before being logged out) or Switch.

Tip: To retain message history, it’s important for members to choose the option to remain associated with their account. 

Note: The link in the SSO binding email will expire after 72 hours, but Administrators can send fresh emails to individual members from the Members page.



Who can use this feature?
  • Workspace Owners can make this feature available to all members and Guests
  • Available to workspaces on the Standard and Plus plans.

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