In this post, I’ll show you how to connect a room in HipChat to a room in Campfire.
This will cause all messages and files posted in a HipChat room to be replicated to a room in Campfire, and vice versa—in real time.
Such an integration can be useful for connecting teams that can’t agree on a chat platform, connecting two companies working on the same project, or establishing a real-time communication channel between an agency and a client.
There are two ways of creating the connection: if you have accounts in both HipChat and Campfire teams, you can open a Tube directly. Otherwise, you'll have to use a Portal and send an invitation to the other team.
Option 1: You Have Accounts in Both Teams
Make sure you know which HipChat and Campfire rooms you want connected. If not, created them first. Then:
- Step 1: Add your HipChat and Campfire accounts to Sameroom;
- Step 2: Go to the Open-a-Tube page and select the HipChat room for Side A and Campfire room for Side B.
Option 2: Share a Room with Portal
I'm assuming your team uses HipChat and the other team is on Campfire. If the actual situation is reversed, just swap "HipChat" and "Campfire" below.
First, create a HipChat room you want to share. Then:
- Step 1: Add your HipChat account to Sameroom;
- Step 2: On Create-a-Portal page, select the room you want to share.
Now email or Skype the Portal URL to the other team and wait for them to connect (tell them to create a room first, then open URL and select it).
You have some control over how your messages appear on the other side. To learn more, see our post that explains configuration options.