confused about the avaliable options

  • simon dcunha

    simon dcunha - 2012-08-26

    Dear all,

    I have a recently installed zentyal and want to use it for internal chat services and still in a test environment i have installed pidgin as a client for jabber which got just tons of lovely options, useful  n just great but missing in other chat client and everything works fine.
    the pidgin client on windows and the version is but i have a query pidgin 2.10.6 (libpurple 2.10.6)

    when I  log in with the pidgin  client click accounts go to my account which is displayed i see huge options which I have attached here.
    but many of the option here mentioned like

    send announcement to all users
    send announcement to online users
    set message of the day and send to all online users
    etc etc

    should be restricted only to administrators
    but I have seen that all users have this option .

    i tried to make a user as normal user instead of administrator when i configured as a jabber account but makes no difference. I still see all the options for all users.

    Is this the normal behavior of the pidgin client or could I hide the options only for administrators.
    honestly they are really awesome features but should be restricted.
    would really appreciate if someone can help

    i did try other chat clients like spark and exodus but pidgin does outwit them

    Thanks and Regards


  • Daniel Atallah

    Daniel Atallah - 2012-08-27

    These options are adhoc commands that are exposed be your server.
    You'll need to configure the server appropriately to restrict who these show up for.

  • simon dcunha

    simon dcunha - 2012-08-27

    dear datallah,

    I really appreciate your quick and wise response.
    since i am running jabber on a zentyal server ( since jabber is a part of zentyal) is there a way I could do this in the zentyal admin

    or is there any way installation an add on or something i could achieve this .
    or is there any link for the same.

    really would be grateful for you help



  • Daniel Atallah

    Daniel Atallah - 2012-08-27

    This is something you'll have to look at the zentyal documentation, or see support from the zentyal folks for - we have no idea how to configure your server.


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