Jitsi app

This app can also work in a fully air-gapped environment. Follow the Air-gapped App installation guide and continue with the configuration instructions below.

Jitsi is a collection of open Source projects which provide state-of-the-art video conferencing capabilities that are secure, easy to use, and easy to self-host. The Jitsi Meet project (Jitsi Video Bridge) is a tried and true bandwidth-efficient WebRTC-compatible SFU (server-based) solution from our gracious FOSS partner, Jitsi. Rocket.Chat users can now enjoy reliable and robust group video, audio, and screen-sharing experiences through Jitsi.

Download the Jitsi app

A Jitsi server is required for this integration.

To Download the Jitsi app on your workspace,

  • Go to Administration > Apps > Marketplace.

  • Search for the Jitsi Video Conference Provider app.

  • Click Install

Set up the Jitsi app

To set up the Jitsi app on your workspace,

  • Confirm that the app is enabled.

  • Go to the settings tab and update the following fields:

    • Domain: Your Jitsi domain

    • Title prefix: Text added before the title when identifying a video conference

    • Title suffix: Your room suffix

    • Use SSL: Your Jitsi SSL

    • Chrome Extension Id: Your Jitsi chrome extension Id

    • Use Authentication Token: When enabled, Rocket.Chat will generate a JWT token using the settings below.

    • Application ID (iss): The app id to use when generating authentication tokens.

    • Application Secret: The app secret to use when generating authentication tokens.

    • Limit token to Jitsi Room: If enabled, generated tokens will grant access only to the intended Jitsi room.

    • Token Auditor: The auditor's name to use when generating authentication tokens.

    • Token Expiration: The expiring time of the authentication tokens.

  • Click Save Changes

Configure conference call using the Jitsi app

To configure the Jitsi video conference on your workspace,

  • Go to Administration > Settings > Conference Call

  • Select Jitsi as your Default Provider

  • Select the options that meet your needs and click Save changes.

The Jitsi app is successfully configured on your server. FollowConference Call User's Guide to start using it.

When using mobile apps to join a public server, Jitsi may redirect users to a browser to complete authentication before joining calls. Users can choose to stay on the call screen within the app while waiting for another participant to log in, then they can continue the call via thier mobile app. However, if you're using a private Jitsi server, there's no need for anyone to sign in.

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