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Quick Start Guide - Chat Server

Chatting is a great and efficient way to keep in touch with your friends or colleagues. Expecially, when you can do it using your own chat server. In this guide you will learn how you can set up chat server add several users to that by using Ozeki 10 Chat Server application.

chat from different devices
Figure 1 - Look how simply you can chat from different devices

Requirements

PCs or smartphones: To be able to use the functions of the chat server you need users who can connect to it. These users have to use different devices to chat with each other.

Ozeki 10: The Chat Server application can be found in Ozeki 10. You can download Ozeki 10 from here
(https://ozeki.hu/p_231-download-ozeki-software-products.html), and install to your computer in just a few simple steps.

Step 1: Open the Chat Server application

After you installed Ozeki 10, by clicking on its icon on the desktop you can open it in your web browser. At the first opening you need to login as Figure 2 shows. Here, you need to enter the user credentials you have provided during the installation.

logging in to Ozeki
Figure 2 - Logging in to Ozeki 10

By default, you can't find the the Chat Server application on the desktop, so you can open it by clicking on the Start button, select Programs, Messaging and at last, the Chat Server (Figure 3). But if you drag the icon of the Chat Server application, you can simply drop it to the desktop.

you can reach chat server from the start menu
Figure 3 - You can reach Chat Server from the Start menu

Step 2: Create a chat server

The creation of the chat server is quite simple here, after you opened Chat Server, just click on Create new Chat Server button. After that you just have to enter the domain name of the chat server, where the users will have to connect to. You can see an example on Figure 4, but you can enter the name of your domain. Finally you just need to click OK.

create chat server
Figure 4 - Create chat server with the domain name you want

After you created the chat server, it will show up in your list of chat servers. Here you need to activate it by clicking on the switch in the Enabled column as Figure 5 shows. With this method you can set your server active or disabled anyime you want.

turn on or off the server
Figure 5 - Turn on or off the server with the switch button

Step 3: Add users to your char server

Now, with the activated chat server, now your system is ready to be filled up with users. To do that, you just have to select the Users menu as Figure 6 demonstrates it. In this menu, to create a new user, just click on the Create new User button, and the creation panel will appear for you.

add users to the chat server
Figure 6 - Add users to the chat server

Here, just type a Username and a Password for the user. These details will be used, when the user wants to login to the server with the Chat Client. To the Domain field you can select the chat server where you want to connect the user (Figure 7). If you click OK, you will be able to see the created user in the list. With Ozeki 10 Chat Server application you can create and handle more than 1000 users. To complete this guide you only need two users.

type username password and select the chat server
Figure 7 - Type username, password and select the chat server

Step 4: Create a conversation using the chat server

When you installed Ozeki 10, the icon for the Chat Client is also created on your desktop, so to log in to the chat server first you need to open it. Here you just need to type the username followed by the name of the chat server domain like in Figure 8, and the password of the the user. To log in just click OK.

log in using the chat client
Figure 8 - Log in using the Chat Client

After you logged in, you can connect to the other users on the same server by clicking on the Add button (Figure 9). This will list all the users that connected to the server, and as you can see on Figure 9, you can add them to the friendlist easily by selecting the Add button. If you click on Back to friendlist now you will be able to see all your chat partners on the server (Figure 9).

add users to your friendlist from the same server
Figure 9 - Add users to your friendlist from the same server

Now, if you click on one of the users, you can start the conversation in a chat window. In Figure 10 you can see a conversation between two users that was created to the same chat server.

real time conversation between two users
Figure 10 - Real time conversation between two users

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