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Using the Integration

This document gives a walkthrough of the actions and commands you can perform using your Slack Integration.

Trigger Incidents from Slack

You can trigger incidents in Squadcast directly from a Slack Channel.
To trigger an incident from Slack:
  1. 1.
    Navigate to your Slack channel, type /create_incident, and click Squadcast - Create an incident in Squadcast.
  2. 2.
    In the pop-up
    1. 1.
      Pick the Service for which you want to trigger the incident
    2. 2.
      Give the incident a meaningful title
    3. 3.
      Provide an informative description if needed
    4. 4.
      Add an Assignee for the incident, it can be a user/squad/escalation policy
    Click on Submit
  3. 3.
    You will now be able to see the newly triggered incident in Squadcast. You will also be notified in the globally configured or the Service specific Slack Channel for the same.
Note:
You can create an incident for an ongoing conversation/thread, simply click on More Actions -> Create an Incident.
A modal will open up, and follow the same steps as mentioned above to create an incident.

Incident Actions

When an incident is triggered, the incident notification message in Slack will display options for the following incident actions:
Action
Description
Acknowledge
👍 To acknowledge the Incident
Reassign
👉 To reassign the incident
Resolve
✅ To resolve the incident
Add a Note
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To add a note to the incident
Attach Runbooks
📒 To attach a runbook to an incident
Create Incident Channel
To create a slack channel for an incident
Add Communication Channel
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Add a communication channel for the incident
Update Tags
🔖 Add a tag for the incident

Slack Commands

Here is a list of Slack commands that you can use to perform actions of incidents using Squadcast.

Common Commands

These commands will work anywhere within Slack. When you perform the below commands the system will take the respective actions.
Command
Description
/create_incident /sq /sq create /sq new
To provide incident details and create a new incident
/sq help /squadcast help /sq man /squadcast man
Displays all the slack commands
/sq oncall
To check who is currently on-call

Incident Specific Channel Commands

These commands will work only in the channels created for incidents specifically. When you perform the below commands the system will take the respective actions.
Command
Description
/sq acknowledge /sq ack
Helps to acknowledge an incident
/sq reassign
Helps to reassign an incident
/sq resolve
Helps to resolve an incident
/sq add_notes
Helps to add notes to an incident
/sq tags
Helps to add/update tags to an incident
/sq add_runbooks
Helps to attach/detach runbooks to an incident
/sq comms
Helps to add a communication card to an incident
/sq pm /sq postmortem /sq retro /sq retrospective
Helps to create a postmortem for an incident
/sq archive
Helps to archive an incident-specific channel
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