In its simplest form, instant messaging (IM) allows immediate communication between you and another person by transmitting a text message from one computer to another. to conduct business leaves university-owned data vulnerable to theft. You are free to use other IM clients that support the Jabber (XMPP) protocol for Instant Messaging, but Pidgin and Adium are the only IM clients currently supported my the EMU Help Desk.
People who make themselves available via IM have seen a reduction in the amount of telephone calls and email messages they receive. Using public IM systems such as AIM, Google Talk, and Yahoo! Do I have to use Pidgin or Adium to access Eagle Chat?
The certificate you need to download is dependent on the IM client. We will be working behind the scenes during the pilot to see if we can get this feature working. Pidgin and Adium do not currently support audio or video connections.
The Digi Cert website contains a list of valid certificates.
The certificate you need to download is dependent on the IM client.
See Working with Chat/Conference Rooms for more information. See Downloading and Installing Pidgin for more information.
As long as each person is logging in to the EMU NT Domain account with their own username and password, once Pidgin is installed on the computer, it will be installed for anyone who logs in on that computer.
Each person can then set up Pidgin for their own account. You are free to use other IM clients that support the Jabber (XMPP) protocol for Instant Messaging, but Pidgin and Adium are the only IM clients currently supported my the EMU Help Desk.
The University utilizes Eagle Chat, a secure IM environment that is available only to those associated with EMU, to reduce these risks. Additionally, some IM clients may require a certificate.
You can access Eagle Chat IM through Pidgin for Windows computers and Adium for Mac computers.
Contact your IM client provider for more information.
How can we set up Pidgin for multiple people who share one computer?