Riseup Chat

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What is Jabber?

Jabber is an open standard for instant messages as well as voice and video chat. With jabber, you can send and receive messages between users on thousands of different chat providers.

Using Riseup’s Jabber service

Your riseup.net email address also serves as your jabber address. For someone to send you a jabber message or buddy request, they just need to send it to username@riseup.net.

In order to configure a jabber client, you need this information:

It is very important than you configure your client to always require encryption. Some clients have a setting “encryption if available”. Even though the riseup.net servers require encryption, if your client is configured to use “encryption if available” an attacker can easily acquire your password.

Some jabber clients will ask for your username and domain separately. In this case, you would specify:

  • username: username
  • domain: riseup.net

For tutorials on specific clients, see our jabber client page.

Connecting to multi-user chatrooms

When connecting to or creating chatrooms on Riseup’s jabber network, the syntax should be:

If you need to specify the room separately, do this:

  • chatroom: your-room-name
  • domain: conference.riseup.net

Do NOT use this:

using rooms in Pidgin

If your are are connected via Pidgin, to join or create a chatroom, click Add room in the Buddy menu.

  • Room: your-room-name
  • Server: conference.riseup.net
  • Handle: your-nick
  • Password: [optional]
  • Alias: [optional]
  • Group: [optional]

Click Ok and have a look at the buddy list. You should see a group Chat with your room.
Right click on it and select join.

For testing, you can select riseup.net as room name and join it.

For added security

For added security, access our jabber server via the Riseup VPN or this Tor hidden service: ztmc4p37hvues222.onion