The chat service uses the standard protocol Jabber/XMPP and support TLS on standard ports (5222 or 5223).
The main features are:
- Messaging between users of the system
- Possibility to divide the users into groups, according to the company or department / office
- Chat server administration
- Broadcast messages
- Group chat
- Offline messages
- Transfer files over LAN
All system users can access the chat using their own credentials.
If NethServer is bound to a remote Active Directory account provider a dedicated user account in AD is required by the module to be fully operational! See Join an existing Active Directory domain.
Jabber clients are available for all desktop and mobile platforms.
Some widespread clients:
- Pidgin is available for Windows and Linux
- Adium for Mac OS X
- BeejibelIM for Android and iOS, Xabber only for Android
When you configure the client, make sure TLS (or SSL) is enabled. Enter the user name and the domain of the machine.
If NethServer is also the DNS server of the network, the client should automatically find the server’s address through special pre-configured DNS records. Otherwise, specify the server address in the advanced options.