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Action properties

Learn about action properties.

To view your action's properties, go to your action in My apps page.


If you are an app admin, you can update the properties of actions in your app.

Action properties

When adding a new action to your app, you can configure its properties. If you want to view and update them later, navigate to your action in My apps page and go to its Summary tab.

Action properties


It is the name that users find and run the action.


It is a brief summary of the action. It can contain tips about how the action works or how to run it.

Connected tools

Show the connections referenced in API and Slack requests of the action. Displays a warning if the connection is not authorized.


They are used to filter and search actions. You can search actions with their name and tags on Actions list of your app. Tagging actions is useful when you are dealing with multiple actions while building an app. You can give the same tag to actions doing similar jobs and make it easy to find them later.


They are the nicknames of actions. In Slack, actions are available with their names and aliases. After calling /actionershortcut in Slack, you can search an action with a matching name and matching aliases.

Let's say your Zendesk app contains an action named "Create a request in Zendesk" with "Get support from help desk" alias. Once a user starts to type "support" after calling /actionershortcut in Slack, Actioner auto-completes it with "Get support from help desk" alias and suggests "Create a request in Zendesk" action.


If this option is turned off, the action cannot be run manually in Slack After calling /actionershortcut. Actioner hides it from suggestions. However, it continues to be run

  • when triggered by a workflow.
  • when referenced in a table and markdown output.
  • when referenced in a Slack message.
  • when testing it.


Shows the list of inputs to run the action.