XMPP is an open standard for instant messages as well as voice and video chat. With XMPP, you can send and receive messages between users on thousands of different chat providers.
Your riseup.net email address also serves as your XMPP address. For someone to send you an XMPP message or buddy request, they just need to send it to
In order to configure a XMPP client, you need this information:
- protocol: “xmpp”
- password: your Riseup Passwords
It is very important that you configure your client to always require encryption. Some clients have a setting “encryption if available”. Even though the riseup.net servers require encryption, if your client is configured to use “encryption if available” an attacker can easily acquire your password.
Some XMPP clients will ask for your username and domain separately. In this case, you would specify:
For tutorials on specific clients, see our XMPP client page.
When connecting to or creating chatrooms on Riseup’s XMPP network, the syntax should be:
If you need to specify the room separately, do this:
Do NOT use
If your are connected via Pidgin, to join or create a chatroom, click
Add room in the
- Password: [optional]
- Alias: [optional]
- Group: [optional]
Ok and have a look at the buddy list. You should see a group
Chat with your room.
Right click on it and select
For testing, you can select
riseup.net as room name and join it.