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How secure are hipchat conversation transactions?

Jatinder Bhogal Jan 18, 2015

Hi, 

Does anybody have a good resource explaining the security surrounding Hipchat conversations?

I would like to know if each conversation transaction (if intercepted by a bad person) is readable at all (Group or one to one). 

 

Is there any part of the conversation that is readable?  i.e participant names, conversation identifiers, room names, organisation names etc. 

 

HIpchat for us, is tied into JIRA and some users receive status updates in Hipchat when a JIRA issue changes state.  The notification is usually in the form of a ticket (web link).

 

Any help with this is much appreciated.

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Christopher Rivers Atlassian Team Jan 19, 2015

All chat and file communication for HipChat is done over SSL/TLS, which means it's unreadable in transit. Even if someone were to be listening in on your connection, they would only see meaningless, encrypted data.

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Jat Bhogal Jul 06, 2015

Hi,  Can I get a little more help on this one please?  

Question 1 - Can Hipchat server for Linux (64 bit) be configured only to accept connections from clients/browsers using TLS 1.1 and above?

Question 2 - Can Hipchat server be configured to only accept connections from a client (so not browser based connections)?

Would really appreciate some help on this. 

 

Thanks 

Jat

 

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