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Reveal the knowledge hidden in your private channels.

The Operator safely manages open and closed access to select private channels in your Slack team.

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Choose with your team members which private channels you want to make more visible amongst your team.

Allow your team to knock on the door of selected private channels to request access.

Click to approve the request from within the channel, or open the channel up for everyone.

Knock-to-join 101

  1. The Operator dashboard showing a private channel called 'new project' and a 'Knock to join' button

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    Check the directory and ask to join the channel
  2. A message sent by The Operator into the 'new project' private channel asking to approve or reject Matt's request to join

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    An approval request is sent to existing members of the channel
  3. Confirmation of the approved request and a message confirming Matt has joined the 'new project' channel

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    Once approved, you're added by The Operator

How does it work?

In just a few simple steps request and grant access securely...

@Matt has agreed with his team and wants to make the #new‑office channel knock-to-join so that more people can be aware of the project
A Slack screenshot of adding The Operator bot to the channel via an invitation
A Slack screenshot of The Operator menu where the channel is configured as described
@Matt sets up the channel via @The Operator's simple built in configuration tool, giving the channel a description and setting its access policy
@Alice looks through her @The Operator home page, and sees the new channel, it sounds like something she should know about, so she requests access
A Slack screenshot of The Operator home page list with the new office channel shown
A Slack screenshot of The Operator home page list with the new office channel shown
@Alice requests access via the knock to join button, @The Operator posts her request to the channel where @Matt approves it, and @Alice joins!

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