WiscChat (Psi) - Configuring Psi on Mac OS X

Install Psi

  1. Download the Psi Installer.

  2. If it doesn't happen automatically, double click the downloaded image to mount it.

  3. Once mounted, you can drag the Psi icon to your applications folder to install the program.

Note: If you have upgraded from a previous version, then you do not need to configure the client. You can start using the new version.

Configuring Psi

  1. Start Psi. If prompted for the following:

    use existing account

    Click the Cancel button. If you are presented with the 'Tips' screen, click on the Close button.

  2. Select Account Setup from within the "General" menu. You will be presented with the 'XMPP/Jabber Accounts' screen:

    xmpp/jabber accounts

  3. Click on the Add button. You will be presented with the 'Add Account' screen:


    You may want to change the "Name" to something more related to the account you are configuring.

  4. Click the Add button to create the account and open the 'Account Properties' window.

    add account screen

  5. On the 'Account' tab, enter your XMPP Address/Jabber ID and password.

    • For NetID users, your XMPP Address/Jabber ID is netid@wisc.edu.

    • An Office 365 Service Account account can only be used as a XMPP Address/Jabber ID if the domain (e.g., @department.wisc.edu) is enabled for WiscChat. If you aren't sure whether your domain is enabled for WiscChat, please contact your domain administrator.

    For more information, see: WiscChat - What is my XMPP Address/Jabber ID?

    Note: Make sure to use the corresponding password for the account being configured. You are not creating a new account.

  6. Place check marks on Automatically connect on startup as well as Automatically reconnect if disconnected and click the Save button.

  7. Close the Tips window to start using Psi.

  8. Click the Psi menu and select Preferences.

  9. Select the Events category, and check the box labeled "Auto-open new messages".

    Events Options

  10. Click "Apply" and then click "OK" to save these settings.

  11. To connect, go to "Status" menu and select Online to connect to the WiscChat service.

    From now on, whenever you start Psi, you will automatically be logged into the WiscChat service.

  12. When presented with the "Server Authentication" dialog box, you must select "Trust this domain" (WiscChat - About Certificate Warnings).

    certificate error

    Quit and restart Psi to complete the certificate trust.

    From now on, whenever you start Psi, you will automatically be logged into the WiscChat service.

Important: If this was the first time you have configured your account to connect to the WiscChat service, you will need to configure your personal information within the internal database used by other WiscChat users to communicate with you.

If this is the case, you will be presented with the following screen:

VCard error

Click the OK button.

It is highly recommended to enter your personal information within the VCard. Use the following document to enter the necessary information: WiscChat (Psi) - Updating Your vCard Information.

See Also:

Keywords:wiscmail jabberid instant messaging messenger im install configure macintosh setup set up new account   Doc ID:6724
Owner:Ara M.Group:WiscChat
Created:2007-11-18 19:00 CDTUpdated:2016-11-03 14:42 CDT
Sites:DoIT Help Desk, DoIT Staff, Office 365, WiscChat
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