Jabber is a service that allows for real-time communication via the XMPP protocol. All that is needed to use Jabber is a Penn State Access Account and a local chat client configured to support Jabber.

Penn State’s Jabber service allows people with a valid Penn State Access Account to activate their own Jabber account. Their Jabber screen name is their Access Account user ID (, and their password is their Penn State Access Account password. Penn State Jabber accounts do not support a second or separate password. To change their Jabber account password, users must change their Penn State Access Account password. This can be done at

Documentation & Resources

Supported Clients
Adium Configuration
Messages Configuration
Pidgen Configuration

Help & Support

IT Service Desk
Phone: (814) 865-HELP (4357)