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Access your Rocket.Chat workspace

Connect to a Rocket.Chat Server

Use a web browser, the Rocket.Chat desktop/mobile application or your choice of client applications to connect to a Rocket.Chat server.

Use a web browser

To connect to a Rocket.Chat server through a web browser, enter the desired server address in the browser's address bar, such as https://open.rocket.chat.
After entering a valid Rocket.Chat server address, the registration page appears. If you have already registered, enter your credentials to log in or click Register a new account to become a member of that server.

Use the desktop app

To connect to a Rocket.Chat server using the desktop app:

  1. 1.
    Download the app specific to your operating system.
  2. 2.
    Install and open the app.
  3. 3.
    The server connect screen appears. Enter a valid server address and click Connect.
After entering a valid Rocket.Chat server address, and the registration page appears. You can enter your credentials to log in or click Register a new account to become a member of that server.

Connect to more than one server

When you are using a Rocket.Chat desktop application; you can connect to multiple Rocket.Chat servers.
To add a new server, click the plus icon below the server list on the left sidebar and follow the instructions to connect to a Rocket.Chat server.

Use the mobile app

To connect to a Rocket.Chat server using a mobile client app, download the app for your mobile operating system.
Open the app. The server connect screen appears if this is your first time using the mobile app. Press Join a workspace, enter a valid server address, and click Connect.
After entering a valid Rocket.Chat server address, the registration, and login page appears. Enter your credentials to log in or register to become a member of that server.

Registering an account

To access any Rocket.Chat server, register an account manually, or use one of the many supported OAuth services (if the desired server has enabled these services). After successfully registering, you can log in to the server.

Manual Registration

You can create an account by providing your:
  • Name
  • Email
  • Password
  • Reason to join
A server can ask you to verify your email; you can do this by simply clicking on the link sent to the registered email.
Servers can be configured to use custom parameters. Therefore each Rocket.Chat servers might ask for different information or restrict registration based on the rules set by the server. You can contact your server administrator if you are unsure how to register your account,

OAuth Registration

If your server has configured OAuth services (i.e., GitHub or Google), use the account credentials for that supported service to register into the server.

Choosing a username and display name

After you have successfully registered your account, you can choose your username. Your username is your unique identifier for others to use to direct message or mention you.
Your username is separate from your display name on the server.
Usernames on each Rocket.Chat server must be unique to that server. However, display names can repeat on the same server. For example, there can be only one user with the username:johnsmith, but there can be more than one user with the display name :John Smith.