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HTTP Proxy Pass-through Login

Greetings & Salutations:

As the SCCM administrator for my company I’m exploring replacing our present jabber client (Soapbox 2007), and am taking a hard look at Spark 2.6.3. So far it looks great! The branding should make the suits happy, and being able to direct users to enter just their AD credentials should make the users happy. And as we are a global organization, the translate feature should make everyone happier… if we can use it.

I’ve packaged the client successfully, and it deploys and installs just fine. The rub, however, lies in the necessity to enter proxy information; without using the proxy, the translation feature doesn’t work. Enter text, select language to translate to, hit send… and the program hangs. After ~45 seconds the program resumes, but no translation occurs.

When I enter in the HTTP proxy information, it works just fine.

I found a post (copy & paste):

Feb 16, 2006 1:04 PM (in response to Steve Davis)

Re: Spark and proxy servers

Hi Steve,

you could install it as described here:http://www.jivesoftware.org/community/message.jspa?messageID=112792

Installing Translator if Spark has no direct internet connection.

  1. Close Spark.

  2. Download http://www.jivesoftware.org/updater/sparkplugs/translator.jar and save it as %programfiles%\Spark\plugins\translator.jar

  3. Start Spark


Unfortunately, both links in the post above lead to http://www.igniterealtime.org/, and I don’t find anything pertaining to a translator jar or install on this page.

Is there such a jar file available, and if so, where?

If not, do you have any suggestions/recommendations/directions on how to get the username and password populated automatically for the proxy? The two goals are 1) minimal user interaction for configuring the program, and 2) as minimal action required by the sysadmin as possible (we’re short-handed, and he prioritizes items such as this far down the list).