Zulip for MIT Zephyr

If you have an MIT Athena account, you can start using Zulip for Zephyr in a couple of minutes.

First time setup

  1. Activate your account here: https://zephyr.zulipchat.com/register/

  2. Log in to Zulip here: https://zephyr.zulipchat.com

  3. Follow the on-screen instructions for linking Zulip with Webathena

  4. (Optional) Get the Zulip desktop and/or mobile apps here: https://zephyr.zulipchat.com/apps

You're done!

If you have any questions, please e-mail us at support@zulip.com

If you want to automatically transfer your existing Zephyr subscriptions

  1. Get your Zulip API key from the Zulip "Settings" panel and put it in a file in your Athena home directory called ~/Private/.zulip-api-key.

  2. Run the following command to copy over all of your subscriptions:
    /mit/tabbott/zulip/zephyr_mirror.py --sync-subscriptions

    NOTE: Zulip supports several ways to control what messages you want to read right now, but Zulip does not yet have a direct equivalent to BarnOwl filters. If you have more subscriptions than you generally read, we recommend that you use Zulip's "Mute" option to hide those subscriptions from your home view that you less commonly read. You can still easily access those streams from Zulip when you want to read them. You can control your subscriptions and what's in your home view by clicking the gear in the upper right-hand corner and then selecting "Streams".

If you subscribe to any encrypted Zephyr classes

You can get set up to participate on an encrypted Zephyr class using Zulip by either:

  1. E-mailing us at support@zulip.com to get set up, or

  2. Someone who is already set up to participate on that encrypted Zephyr class using Zulip can use Zulip to invite you