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Hieu Tran updated July 30, 2012 at 6:33 PM


Questions Addressed

  • How do I setup UCSD instant messaging in Adium?


This wiki provides instructions on how to set accounts in Adium. For instructions for iChat, click here.

  1. UCSD Jabber
  2. AIM (AOL Instant Messenger)
  3. Google Talk
  4. How to Add Buddies

UCSD Jabber (or XMPP for Adium v.1.5.2+)

UCSD offers a Jabber Instant Messaging Service at chat.ucsd.edu. Jabber is an open-source chat protocol. This service allows UCSD users to easily transfer files and quickly send snippets of text without having to sign up for a separate service like .Mac and AIM. For example, if someone needs to send a file to another person at IGPP, they can send it quickly without having to use dropbox or email. And if quick, concise discussion is necessary, instant messages are a much more efficient mode of communication than email.

Anybody with an Active Directory (AD) login can setup a UCSD Jabber account.

1. Open up Adium.
2. Go to Adium > Preferences > Accounts.
3. Press "+" in the bottom left corner and choose "XMPP."
4. Enter in your AD username (ex. johndoe@chat.ucsd.edu) and password.

4. Go to Personal. For Alias, type in your Full Name (ex. John Doe).

5. Go to Options. Enter in the following:

Connected Server: chat.ucsd.edu
File Transfer Proxies: chat.ucsd.edu
Resource: Adium
Port: 5223
Security:
Allow plaintext authentication
Force old-style SSL
Do restrict certificate checks.

Leave Require SSL/TLS unchecked.

AIM (AOL Instant Messenger)

If you do not have an AIM account, you can sign up here.

1. Open Up Adium.
2. Go to Adium > Preferences > Accounts.
3. Press "+" in the bottom left corner and choose "AOL Instant Messenger."
4. Enter in your AIM Screenname and password.



Google Talk

Note: You must use a GMail account to enable Google Talk.
If you do not have a GMail account, you can sign up here.

1. Open Up Adium.
2. Go to Adium > Preferences > Accounts.
3. Press "+" in the bottom, left corner to add an account.
4. Choose Google Talk and enter in your GMail account and password.

Adding Chat Buddies

1. To add chat buddies, simply to go Adium > Contact > Add Contact.
2. Under Contact Type, select the type of IM type (Jabber, AIM, or Google Talk) and type in your buddy's username. Click Add.
Optional: You can create an Alias for buddy and add him or her to a specific group on your chat list.

Note: For UCSD Jabber, entering an AD username (ex. janedoe@chat.ucsd.edu) will send a request to add. Your buddy must approve your request before conversations can be initiated.


If you need further assistance, please contact IGPP Net Ops.

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