Communicate with dedicated clients
Jabber has millions of fans all over the world and since it`s a free and open protocol, lots of companies and individual users has already adopted it.There are numerous servers out there and a lot of applications which could let users connect to them but, at this time, only a number of small programs managed to become a real solution for communicating on Jabber servers.
A) Choose a client:
|Wikipedia:||Comparison of instant messaging clients|
|Softpedia:||Best 5 Jabber Clients for Windows in Pictures|
|http://www.worldsiteindex.com:||Jabber Clients for Windows|
|Generation NT:||Comparatif et Test des clients de messagerie instantanée Jabber|
|Psi:||Psi - The Cross-Platform XMPP Client For Power Users|
|safetyjabber:||Free jabber instant messenger client for windows|
|Spark:||Spark XMPP Clients|
|Coccinella:||Coccinella - Chat client with whiteboard|
|Gajim:||Gajim, a Jabber/XMPP client|
B) Configure your client software (gajim)
In our example, we using gajim as Messaging client.
- Click on Edit/Accounts menu
- Choose I already have an account i want to use.
- Click on Forward button.
- Define the "uid" @ domain and password.
- Be carreful, you did not have to set the email address but the uid, (see How to find the uid trough Artica console).
- The domain must be resolved to the IP address of your Artica server.
After connecting to your server, you should have a SSL certificate error, just click on "ignore" option and OK button.
To test communication, add a member uid stored in the Artica member organization.
In the same way, you must add "uid" @ domain.tld in order to add the right member
The remote member must accept the connection and you can start to chat.