To obtain and install Spark, download the MSI installer (not the "online" package, but the larger one that includes its own JRE) at Ignite Realtime. Installation is like any other program: just double-click on the file you downloaded and follow the on-screen directions.
Download the DMG file from Ignite Realtime. Double-click on the DMG file and drag the Spark icon to your Applications folder.
When you start Spark, you will be presented with a login screen. Fill out the fields as follows:
|Password||Your Active Directory Password|
You will not need to change any other settings, as Spark will determine the right security settings by default.
The screen should look as follows:
|You may need to click on the "Advanced" button and confirm that the checkbox labeled "Automatically discover host and port" is checked.|
Once you have successfully logged in, you will be presented with your buddy list: