We’re excited to announce the official arrival of Hipchat Server 2.0! This new release ships with some key upgrades in security, controls, and flexibility.

Updated infrastructure

We overhauled Hipchat Server to run on Ubuntu 14.04. This update gives customers a more stable, performant, and secure OS.

We’ve also improved how upgrades occur, including a new offline upgrade capability.

Please make sure you take a backup before upgrading and are on a supported virtualization platform.

Hipchat Connect on Server

The all-new Hipchat integrations platform (Hipchat Connect) is now available on Hipchat Server.

Hipchat Connect enables developers to build custom apps within chat, extending Hipchat in very powerful ways. Not only will you be able to receive important information from the apps you use but also take action straight from your chat window.

See an example of Hipchat Connect in action with the new Statuspage integration:

Hipchat ConnectTo try out a Hipchat Connect-powered integration, check out this page. Note that in most cases, your Hipchat Server will need inbound and outbound connectivity to the internet for these apps and integrations to work. Check out our integration guidelines for further help.

If you want to write custom apps or integrations with your own systems, follow our developer guide. A number of customers are already using Hipchat Connect to build custom apps that help them with their DevOps processes, expenses approval, sales opportunities, and more.

New client features

Hipchat Server customers will now enjoy all of the new features we’ve added to our latest Hipchat desktop apps, including per-room notification settings, appearance customizations like dark mode, and quick search to find rooms and people with ease.

Robust admin controls

Admins delight! We’ve added role-based access controls to Hipchat Server. Administrators no longer need to be overwhelmed by requests to execute simple account management tasks. They can now delegate admins who’ll be able to manage users and public rooms.

Moderators will only be able to moderate private rooms they have explicit access to, and they won’t be able to access 1-to-1 private chats. Learn more.

Get Hipchat Server 2.0

If you’re an existing customer, just upgrade now!

For new users:

  1. Check out our installation guide for system requirements
  2. Download the OVA or deploy it from AWS

If you have questions or run into any problems, don’t hesitate to reach out to our Server Support team.

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