Chorus softphones for Mac/Linux

Important:

This application is being phased out and will no longer be available from 5th July 2022

See Chorus - What to do when Unified Communications is retired for more information

 

Please visit the Chorus upgrade project website for further information.

SOFTPHONE FOR MAC

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  1.  Set a Chorus password and Voicemail PIN at:  

          https://register.it.ox.ac.uk/self/chorus_password

     2.  Browse to https://desktop.jitsi.org/Main/Download

     3.  Download the current package for Mac OS X

     4.  Install by dragging the Jitsi icon to the Applications folder

     5.  Start Jitsi using the Launchpad.

     6.  On first login, users will be greeted with a Sign in prompt. 

          Click on 'Use online provisioning' in the bottom left corner of the screen

          Select 'Provisioning' and click on the 'Advanced' tab  

          Select 'Manually specify a provisioning UI', and copy/paste the following: 

https://deploy.chorus.ox.ac.uk/UserParameterService/jitsiProvisioning?id=${username}&password=${password}

      7.  Restart Jitsi and re-enter the credentials when prompted

      8. Set the status to 'online'

Browse to the Chorus Web Portal and set the preferred device to softphone using the instructions on the dedicated Web Portal help page.  Once done, calls can be received through Jitsi.   Outgoing calls will need to be initiated from the Web Portal.

SOFTPHONE FOR LINUX

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  1.  Set a Chorus password and Voicemail PIN at: 

          https://register.it.ox.ac.uk/self/chorus_password

     2.  Browse to https://jitsi.org/downloads/, click on 'Nightly Ubuntu and Debian packages'

          Click on jitsi_2.11.5624-1_amd64.deb, and download 

     3.  Install with your system's package manager

     4.  Search for and launch Jitsi.  Users will be prompted for their credentials. 

          The username is <SSO-sip> and the password was defined in step 1.

      5. This will load Jitsi.  Click on 'Tools' and select 'Options'.

          Select 'Provisioning' and click on the 'Advanced' tab  

          Select 'Manually specify a provisioning UI', and copy/paste the following: 

https://deploy.chorus.ox.ac.uk/UserParameterService/jitsiProvisioning?id=${username}&password=${password}

      6. Restart Jitsi for the changes to take effect.

      7. Re-enter the SIP credentials and set the status to 'online'.

Browse to the Chorus Web Portal and set the preferred device to softphone using the instructions on the dedicated Web Portal help page.  Once done, calls can be received through Jitsi.   Outgoing calls will need to be initiated from the Web Portal.

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