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en:services:email_collaboration:rocketchat [2021/05/21 19:38]
bwegman1 [What are the first steps?]
en:services:email_collaboration:rocketchat [2021/09/30 13:47]
bwegman1
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   * MacOS: rocketchat-x.x.x.dmg   * MacOS: rocketchat-x.x.x.dmg
   * Linux: relevant package for rpm, deb etc.   * Linux: relevant package for rpm, deb etc.
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 ==== simple polls ==== ==== simple polls ====
 Simple polls can be created with the chat command ''/poll <title of poll>''. The command is the beginning of a new message and opens a dialog for entering the poll options. The poll gets created when the options are entered. Simple polls can be created with the chat command ''/poll <title of poll>''. The command is the beginning of a new message and opens a dialog for entering the poll options. The poll gets created when the options are entered.
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 Channels can be set to public or private. Private channels are only accessible for invited users and are not visible to others. Channels can be set to public or private. Private channels are only accessible for invited users and are not visible to others.
 Owners of a channel can remove members of a channel or delete the channel with its contents. Communication with the service is encrypted and the service is hosted in our data center. Owners of a channel can remove members of a channel or delete the channel with its contents. Communication with the service is encrypted and the service is hosted in our data center.
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 +=== End-to-end encryption (E2E) ===
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 +The service has [[https://docs.rocket.chat/guides/user-guides/security-bundle/end-to-end-encryption|end-to-end encryption E2E]] activated. This enables users who own channels to mark them as encrypted. Channel contents will then be stored encrypted with a **local** password chosen by the user, which is **independent** of the GWDG account password.
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 +The following is important to understand:
 +  * Users have to *remember* and save this local password. Nobody can retrieve this password!
 +  * Content of encrypted channels can **only** be read with this password. Without this password channel contents are **unreadable** and **unrecoverable**, for anybody.
 +  * Encrypted content is also inaccessible or unintelligible for the operators of the service, even with full access to the service, servers and its databases. This is a high degree of privacy but also shows the dependence on said **local password**. Without it contents are inaccessible.
 +  * Users are prompted to choose and store a local password. This will be saved with this browser on this device **only** and has to be re-entered on every browser on every device in order to access encrypted messages. For this reason said password is **inaccessible** and **unrecoverable** for the service operators. Without this password access to such content is lost forever.
 +  * Users are encouraged to **only** use this functionality if they fully understand the implications and function of this mechanism. GWDG is **incapable** of retrieving lost passwords or content of this kind, by design.
  
 ==== FAQ ==== ==== FAQ ====
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   * When was the last successful login?   * When was the last successful login?
   * What error message do you get? Please attach screenshots.   * What error message do you get? Please attach screenshots.
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-Q: ** Does chat.gwdg.de support End-to-end encryption (E2E)? ** 
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-A: E2E is currently in beta. It sometimes does not work with mobile clients and therefore remains deactivated until a stable implementation is available. As an alternative OTR can be used. 
  
 Q: ** How can I connect my repository from gitlab.gwdg.de to rocket.chat, so that I will be notified on new issues? ** Q: ** How can I connect my repository from gitlab.gwdg.de to rocket.chat, so that I will be notified on new issues? **