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mike
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Cisco Jabber Client for Linux

Are there any plans to have a Cisco Jabber client on linux?

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Mike,

The larger body of use case and development for Jabber has centered on Windows and mobile iOS and Android devices. That's not to say that there isn't a contingency of customers that want a Linux client but, as of today, there is no "Jabber" client for that platform. However, I've heard this question asked in a few different forums and the answer thus far has typically been one or both of the following:

1) There is a Jabber SDK, which could potentially be used to custom develop an application.

2) Use 3rd-party XMPP client (e.g. Pidgin)

As for an official answer on "will there be in the future" with a yes/no/maybe and/or a possible timeframe, you would need to reach out to Cisco or your trusted partner as roadmap items cannot be discussed without having a non-disclosure agreement in place. That's what Jamie is getting at in his response.

D. Hailey

NetCraftsmen, LLC.

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Jaime Valencia
Hall of Fame Cisco Employee

Roadmap questions cannot be addressed at CSC, post in a partner forum, or reach your SE/AM for this.

HTH

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I've seen that reply before. That does not answer this very simple question, nor does it tell me what to do to find the answer.  Can you please try and be more helpful.  

Thanks!

Mike,

The larger body of use case and development for Jabber has centered on Windows and mobile iOS and Android devices. That's not to say that there isn't a contingency of customers that want a Linux client but, as of today, there is no "Jabber" client for that platform. However, I've heard this question asked in a few different forums and the answer thus far has typically been one or both of the following:

1) There is a Jabber SDK, which could potentially be used to custom develop an application.

2) Use 3rd-party XMPP client (e.g. Pidgin)

As for an official answer on "will there be in the future" with a yes/no/maybe and/or a possible timeframe, you would need to reach out to Cisco or your trusted partner as roadmap items cannot be discussed without having a non-disclosure agreement in place. That's what Jamie is getting at in his response.

D. Hailey

NetCraftsmen, LLC.

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Option 2 would be great, even preferred. Is there any documentation on connecting Pidgin or other XMPP clients to a Cisco Jabber service?

Here are the basic settings:

Protocol: xmpp

connect port: 5222

file transfer proxy: proxy.eu.jabber.org

connection security: use encryption if available

The only problem we had was with the self-signed cert. I had to download the jabber x509 certificate (different from the normal Apache SSL cert on that system) and add it to my ~/.purple/certifcates/x509/tls_peers directory. 

Get the cert by doing:

$ openssl s_client -connect your-server:5222 -starttls xmpp < /dev/null

Obviously using a real cert would solve the issue too.

HTH

~mike

thichand
Cisco Employee

I am not able to connect to Cisco Jabber on Ubuntu. Can you please help me on this

Hello,I have a smilar problem.how do you download/upload the certificate to pidgin? I have downloaded using "the export option " from the web browser but its still unable validate the certificate.

In times like these (home-office caused by corona) everybody needs
"smart connection."
It is not acceptable that CISCO does not have a Jabber client for Linux.
I worked as a programmer several years for Windows
apps and when the demand for Apple apps also increased
I just compiled Apple programs from the Windows source with a cross compiler.
This was much more difficult than today, because the hardware base
at that time were different: Windows with Intel CPUs and Apple was using
Motorola 68xxx - nowadays both have the Intel i5, i7 series in use.
A Android and a Mac version (BSD clone) is available - there is no reason
not to compile it for Linux - I think CISCO has one or two programmer ;-)
to make this possible. A Jabber version for "RedHat Enterprise Linux"
without any support would be a perfect step.

thanks
Günter

Hi,

You are right, Gunter. Cisco needs to develop jabber client for Linux and webtrc to replace Cisco Jabber guest. I have asked questions on this but i was referred to download pidgin which has not worked for me.

The irony of it is that cisco uc applications were built on linux platform .

I totally agree. As a former developer I can only say that's a shame
when you develop for unix-like systems (android, mac os) AND the main
systems are "linux" BUT for Red Hat Jabber Client is
zero development and is put off for years.
I understand that it's not possible to develop Jabber for every
linux derivate. Oracel SQL DB supports RED Hat and Debian -
minimalistic - but - there IS support

We as customers should no longer accept being left out

My callmanager has 1600 devices used by scientists and 20%
of them uses Linux - and this week our offices were closed
due to corona virus - so 300 asked me for a jabber client
to use it at home office.
300 times to say NO - what a great week - for collaboration???

What a great challenge especially during this era of corona virus? Try to see if you can use the pidgin. I have tried to installed on my ubuntu but it didnt work. It might work for you as others claimed it worked for them.

Have you thought of jabber guest? You can create call links for them. It is going to be complex.

Yes, I not only thought of both - I tried them - it's may be a possible
solution for "normal" companies where you have very fixed dependencies
but not for a small university with 34 research instituts - which now
had to work
at home. they all need help to get their home office to get work and so
they could
help each other using jabber chat and remote desktop - last but not at
least telephony

- only the linux clients are ...

stay healthy

Have you thought of cms?

 

It is not only a question of thinking but also of money ;-)
cms, tms, ... and the competition never sleeps
Skype for Business, eduMeet, Zoom, Teamviewer ...
yess, you can have it all - but more administration, much
more functions, much more money

and there is Jabber
- not THE better tool
- but at your fingertips
- and simple

thank you for the discussion

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