Slack and Google Apps authentication you say? Oh yes.

Shh! Did you hear that faint sound in the crisp December air? Like the reassuring jingling of secure digital safeguards? Us too! And what’s more, we…

Shh! Did you hear that faint sound in the crisp December air? Like the reassuring jingling of secure digital safeguards? Us too! And what’s more, we can explain it…

Because as of today, teams on our Standard plan can enable Google Apps authentication! Google Apps sign-up and login makes it easy for anyone within your organization to access Slack using their existing Google Apps account. Enabling Google Authentication for your Slack team only takes a few minutes of time and provides a simple and safe method for managing your Slack team.

Bonus — If you have 2-Step Verification enabled for your Google Apps account, that works with Slack as well! It’s an added layer of security that ensures only the right people have access to your team.

And P.S. — We’ll be adding support for SAML 2.0 single sign-on shortly with the launch of the Plus Plan! Hurrah.

Slack is the collaboration hub, where the right people are always in the loop and key information is always at their fingertips. Teamwork in Slack happens in channels — searchable conversations that keep work organized and teams better connected.