iChat (previously iChat AV) was an instant messaging software application developed by Apple Inc. for use on its Mac OS X operating system. It supported instant text messaging over XMPP/Jingle or OSCAR (AIM) protocol, audio and video calling, and screen-sharing capabilities. It also allowed for local network discussion with users discovered through Bonjour protocols.


macOS users can connect a KodeNet Jabber ID with the following steps.

  1. From the Messages menu select Add Account. Messages
  2. Select Other Messages Account from the list and click Continue. Messages
  3. From the Account Type drop-down list select Jabber and enter the Jabber ID name and password in the next two fields. In the Server Options section make sure Automatically find server and port and Use SSL are checked, then click Sign In. Messages

The XMPP/Jabber account should now show it is connected as indicated by the green circle.

By default newly connected accounts will see a Support contact in the roster list. This contact is not required to have and can be removed or re-added at anytime. This contact is simply available for questions and assistance.