Spark Jabber Client Configuration

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Spark Jabber Client Installation and Configuration Instructions

Installation

Windows

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.

Mac OS X

Download the DMG file from Ignite Realtime. Double-click on the DMG file and drag the Spark icon to your Applications folder.

Configuration

When you start Spark, you will be presented with a login screen. Fill out the fields as follows:

Field Value
Username Your NetID
Password Your Active Directory Password
Server jabber.cs.uiuc.edu

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:

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