How to

Enable Axolo to write GitHub/GitLab comments on your behalf

Engineers connected to Axolo can find in their Axolo home Settings a GitHub/GitLab Sign-In button. Upon completion, Axolo will be able to write comments on your behalf. We do not ask for more scopes than the organization scopes already approved, except for the engineering email (mandatory for GitHub/GitLab authentication).

Enable Axolo to write Slack messages on your behalf

Engineers connected to Axolo can find in their Axolo home Settings a Slack Sign-In button. Upon completion, Axolo will be able to write messages in Slack on your behalf. We do not ask for more scopes than the organization scopes already approved.


Axolo home OAuth Slack and GitHub/GitLab

Comment as user with Axolo

Pros and Cons of GitHub/GitLab and Slack SignIn

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Notes from the Axolo founders:


Slack and GitHub/GitLab sign-in have two main purposes 1. Less notifications on Slack. The user Slack token allow for much more granularity when handling events in Slack resulting in you getting only the information you need. 2. More contextual information for people in your team: We can can write in your name for things you did on GitHub/GitLab or event react with emojis to communicate events to other people in your team.

DescriptionGitHub + Slack Sign InNo Sign in
Writing and editing on Slack on your behalfβœ…βŒ
Writing and editing on GitHub/GitLab on your behalfβœ…βŒ
Prevent Slackbot from sending a notification when a channel is archivedβœ…βŒ
Reacting when you approved a PR with a πŸ‘ or request a change πŸ”§ on your behalf in Axolo Channelβœ…βŒ
Unarchiving channels when you reopen a pull requestβœ…βŒ
Stop receiving notifications in Slack for your own GitHub/GitLab commentsβœ…βŒ
Writing in Axolo Channelsβœ…βœ…

Onboard yourself on Axolo

If the admin has already installed Axolo within your workspace, new engineers can onboard themselves from the Axolo home within Slack. Click on the Axolo app (or cmd/ctr + k then type 'Axolo'), select your GitHub/GitLab login and you're ready to go.


self onboarding on Axolo

Add a new engineer to Axolo

Go to your Axolo Team page and then click on the Manage my team” button. From the modal, you’ll be able to connect GitHub/GitLab and Slack profiles of your new team members and activate their Axolo accounts.

select team members on Axolo

Remove an engineer on Axolo

Same as above but this time find and click on the cross next to your onboarded engineer.


Remove team members on Axolo

Add a new repository to Axolo

If during the onboarding process, you gave Axolo access to all your organization repositories, Axolo will automatically follow new repositories.

If you selected specific repositories and want to add new ones, go to your Axolo home and then click on the Update Axolo to your GitHub apps button. Select Configure (upper right), select your organization and in Repository access select new repositories and save.

Pause Axolo for some engineers

Some engineers prefer to keep emails and GitHub notifications to handle their reviews, and that's fine! You can find a "Pause" button inside the Axolo home. When you pause Axolo, we won't invite you in PR channels anymore and stop sending you notifications, but your pull requests will still create a channel and we will invite your reviewers inside the channel. That way, someone can pause Axolo without preventing the channel creation for their colleagues.