Zimbra Talk/Authenticate to Zimbra when attempting to host a video conference

Authenticate to Zimbra when attempting to host a video conference

   KB 23030        Last updated on 09/22/2016  

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Incident description

Authenticate to Zimbra when attempting to host a video conference

Resolution description

Enable to prompt for Zimbra credentials when attempting to host a video conference currently you can only provide the functionality for one domain

  • login via ssh to the talk-server
  • open the file /etc/jitsi/jicofo/sip-communicator.properties with root privileges
sudo vi /etc/jitsi/jicofo/sip-communicator.properties

The file should only have the content of one line

  • Add the line

which looks for the example of the domain zimbra.co like this:

  • save the file and restart jicofo service:
sudo service jicofo restart

How it works

  • In case a user requests to join a video-conference which is not open yet, the user attempting to join that video conference is asked if
    • he/she likes to wait until the host arrives
    • host the video conference him-/herself


  • as user you have two options now
    • wait until the host opens the video conference, where you autojoin in case this happens.
    • host the videoconference yourself, which will prompt you for your Zimbra credentials:



On Open Systems, everybody can host a video conference without having a Zimbra-Account when having a confernce-link available.

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Verified Against: Zimbra Collaboration Suite 8.7, 8.6 Date Created: 05/08/2016
Article ID: https://wiki.zimbra.com/index.php?title=Zimbra_Talk/Authenticate_to_Zimbra_when_attempting_to_host_a_video_conference Date Modified: 09/22/2016

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Wiki/KB reviewed by Jorge SME2 Copyeditor Last edit by Jorge de la Cruz
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