WiscChat (Psi) - Adding Contacts to your Roster

WiscChat is capable of doing server-to-server communication. This means, you can use your WiscChat account to talk not only to other WiscChat users, but also to users on other XMPP/Jabber based services, including Gmail / GoogleTalk and jabber.org.

There are multiple ways to add a user to your roster:

You know the user's chat account name (XMPP Address/Jabber ID)

  1. Windows/Macintosh: select Add a contact from 'General' menu. You may need to select the appropriate account if more than one account is configured.

    general menu

    The "Add User" screen will appear:

    add contact screen

  2. Enter the user's XMPP Address/Jabber ID within the "XMPP Address/Jabber ID" field.

    • netid@wisc.edu
    • name@domain.wisc.edu
    • gmail address
    • other XMPP/Jabber address (e.g. bucky.badger@jabber.org)

    You may also enter a Nickname for this user or add them to a specific group within your roster.

  3. Click on the Add button.

    The 'Add User: Success' screen will appear:

    add user success

    Click the OK button.

  4. This process will trigger a request for authorization from the user you are attempting to add to your roster. If the user approves your request, they will automatically show up in your roster listing with an active status. You can now chat with this user by double-clicking on their account.

You need to search for the user's account

  1. Windows/Macintosh: select Service Discovery from 'General' menu.
    You may need to select the appropriate account if more than one account is configured.
  2. Select the vCard User Search option and click the Search Search button.

    Service Discovery Screen

  3. Within the 'Search' screen, enter the necessary search criteria within any of the fields and click the Search button. We recommend searching for users via the email address they have listed within the White Pages.

    Note: If you search for a user via any of the other fields (Full Name, Nickname, Company, or Department), understand that this search is going against what a person has entered within their vCard information. If they have not entered any data or your search string does not match any results, then no user records will be returned. There is no proper format for your search criteria for this fields other than the ability to perform a wildcard search at the end of your search string.

    Search Window

  4. After finding the user, select it then click the Add Contact button.

    Search Results

    ImportantA maximum of 30 users will be returned.  The search relies on vCard data. Only users who have updated their vCard will show up in results. For information on updating your vCard, please view the following document: WiscChat (Psi) - Updating Your vCard Information

  5. The 'Add User: Success' screen will appear. Click the OK button.

    Add Success

  6. This process will trigger a request for authorization from the user you are attempting to add to your roster. If the user approves your request, they will automatically show up in your roster listing with an active status. You can now chat with this user by double-clicking on their account.

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Keywords:wiscmail instant messaging vcard jabberid im adding contacts gmail googletalk jabber.org nickname userlist   Doc ID:6555
Owner:Ara M.Group:WiscChat
Created:2007-10-02 19:00 CDTUpdated:2016-08-19 12:21 CDT
Sites:DoIT Help Desk, DoIT Staff, Office 365, WiscChat, WiscMail
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