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Audit Logs API Client

Audit Logs API is a set of APIs for monitoring what’s happening in your Enterprise Grid organization.

The Audit Logs API can be used by security information and event management (SIEM) tools to provide an analysis of how your Slack organization is being accessed. You can also use this API to write your own applications to see how members of your organization are using Slack.

Follow the instructions in the API document to get a valid token for using Audit Logs API. The Slack app using the Audit Logs API needs to be installed in the Enterprise Grid Organization, not an individual workspace within the organization.

The Python document for this module is available at


An OAuth token with the admin scope is required to access this API.

You will likely use the /logs endpoint as it’s the essential part of this API.

To learn about the available parameters for this endpoint, check out this guide. You can also learn more about the data structure of api_response.typed_body from the class source code.

import os
from slack_sdk.audit_logs import AuditLogsClient

client = AuditLogsClient(token=os.environ["SLACK_ORG_ADMIN_USER_TOKEN"])

api_response = client.logs(action="user_login", limit=1)
api_response.typed_body  # slack_sdk.audit_logs.v1.LogsResponse

If you would like to access /schemes or /actions, you can use the following methods:

api_response = client.schemas()
api_response = client.actions()


If you are keen to use asyncio for SCIM API calls, we offer AsyncSCIMClient for it. This client relies on aiohttp library.

from slack_sdk.audit_logs.async_client import AsyncAuditLogsClient
client = AsyncAuditLogsClient(token=os.environ["SLACK_ORG_ADMIN_USER_TOKEN"])

api_response = await client.logs(action="user_login", limit=1)
api_response.typed_body  # slack_sdk.audit_logs.v1.LogsResponse


With the default settings, only ConnectionErrorRetryHandler with its default configuration (=only one retry in the manner of exponential backoff and jitter) is enabled. The retry handler retries if an API client encounters a connectivity-related failure (e.g., Connection reset by peer).

To use other retry handlers, you can pass a list of RetryHandler to the client constructor. For instance, you can add the built-in RateLimitErrorRetryHandler this way:

import os
from slack_sdk.audit_logs import AuditLogsClient
client = AuditLogsClient(token=os.environ["SLACK_ORG_ADMIN_USER_TOKEN"])

# This handler does retries when HTTP status 429 is returned
from slack_sdk.http_retry.builtin_handlers import RateLimitErrorRetryHandler
rate_limit_handler = RateLimitErrorRetryHandler(max_retry_count=1)

# Enable rate limited error retries as well

Creating your own ones is also quite simple. Defining a new class that inherits slack_sdk.http_retry.RetryHandler (AsyncRetryHandler for asyncio apps) and implements required methods (internals of can_retry / prepare_for_next_retry). Check the built-in ones’ source code for learning how to properly implement.

import socket
from typing import Optional
from slack_sdk.http_retry import (RetryHandler, RetryState, HttpRequest, HttpResponse)
from slack_sdk.http_retry.builtin_interval_calculators import BackoffRetryIntervalCalculator
from slack_sdk.http_retry.jitter import RandomJitter

class MyRetryHandler(RetryHandler):
    def _can_retry(
        state: RetryState,
        request: HttpRequest,
        response: Optional[HttpResponse] = None,
        error: Optional[Exception] = None
    ) -> bool:
        # [Errno 104] Connection reset by peer
        return error is not None and isinstance(error, socket.error) and error.errno == 104

client = AuditLogsClient(

For asyncio apps, Async prefixed corresponding modules are available. All the methods in those methods are async/await compatible. Check the source code and tests for more details.