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Easily send alerts to Slack channel using C# and Incoming WebHooks Custom Integration

In this blog post, I am going to show a very simple example of how to send alerts to a Slack channel using C#.

In this blog post, I am going to show a very simple example of how to send alerts to a Slack channel using C#.

Add a custom integration in Slack, search for Incoming WebHooks and add the custom integration. Make a note of the URL and as much as possible, consider the URL like sensitive information and store in a secret location, the reason – anyone can start sending fake messages / spam. But that’s beyond the scope of the article.

Now let’s look at some C# code:

public class Message
{
    [JsonProperty("text")]
    public string Text { get; set; }
}

In the above code, we have defined a class called Message, with a property known as Text for holding the message.

var url = "https://hooks.slack.com/services/xxx/xxxx/xxxx";
var message = new Message { Text = "Hello!" };

using (WebClient client = new WebClient())
{
    NameValueCollection data = new NameValueCollection();
    data["payload"] = JsonConvert.SerializeObject(payload);

    var response = client.UploadValues(url, "POST", data);
}

Very simple and easy to use. As part of the plan to stabilize and prepare for the production launch of WebVeta, I have been reviewing some security measures and alerts, which are developed and implemented by me at my own startup(s) – ALight Technology And Services Limited and ALight Technologies USA Inc. While reviewing I found some possible security lapses and wanted to close / minimize the security risks and implement some additional internal custom-built intrusion monitoring, alerting, preventing system. Apart from emails, I though of adding Slack and Slack integration seems very simple and straightforward.

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