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Kansas State University
214 Hale Library
Manhattan, KS 66506
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Adium setup using K-State Jabber

Adium is a commonly used Jabber/XMPP chat client for Macs. If you have a PC, use Pidgin instead. After installing, an auto-populated group called ITS will be added to your "buddy list". This includes all ITS employees that are using K-State Jabber. Additionally, you can also add any other person, ITS employee or not, to your buddy list.

Fine details:

  • Jabber ID: This is your K-State email,, and your eID password. will not work as your Jabber ID; it must be Also, when you change your eID password, you must update your chat client's password to connect.
  • Server: The K-State Jabber server is
  • Port: The port for our Jabber server is 5222.

Install and Setup Adium

  1. Download and run the latest version of Adium from
  2. Open Adium. From the File menu, choose Add Account, and select Jabber.
  3. From the Account tab, enter the following information:
    • Jabber ID:
    • Password: your eID password
  4. From the Options tab, enter the following information:
    • Connect server:
    • Port: 5222
  5. Click OK.