Nightfall for Slack: Quick Start

Learn how to set up your integration with Slack so that you can scan and protect sensitive data across your Slack workspace.

Welcome to Nightfall! This guide is intended to help you install and set up Nightfall in a matter of minutes on your own. Within 24 hours of you signing on to be a customer, you will receive an invitation in your inbox to access your newly created account.

Once you receive your account, review the following pages in this guide to get set up.


Get ready to install by reviewing the Requirements. Go through the installation flow, depending on your Slack plan type:

Configuring Detection

Next, use the Detection Wizard to set up the right Detection Rules for your organization in your Nightfall dashboard. You can learn more about and access the Detection Wizard here.

Once you’ve generated your Detection Rules with the Wizard, configure them on your Nightfall Dashboard.

On the Detection Rules page, copy the Detection Rule UUIDs that you wish to use for DLP scanning.

Configuring Policies

Configuring a policy, review the Configuring Policies section, including:

  1. Defining the policy scope

  2. Selecting detection rules that you configured above

  3. Determining what automated actions you would like to take

    • Refer to the Remediation section in the guide to learn more about the various actions you can take

Configuring Alerts

Nightfall allows multiple methods of receiving alerts, via Slack, email, webhooks, or Jira tickets. Review the Configuring Alerts section to learn more.

Test Detection

To confirm that sensitive data is getting scanned by Nightfall, you can run a few tests with Nightfall-provided sample data. In doing so, you will see Violations populate on the Nightfall dashboard on the Violations page. You'll also start to see high-level metrics aggregate on the Nightfall Dashboard page.

To test detection, we recommend the following tutorials:

Congratulations - you are all set up. You’ve now successfully connected and tested Nightfall for Slack!

If you have any questions, check out the Frequently Asked Questions section for support.

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