These flash tutorials will show you step-by-step how to utilize the most common features available in Mumble. Although most of the walkthroughs show you how to complete common administrative tasks on your Mumble server, the Connecting to a Mumble Server for the First Time tutorial guides new Mumble users through the process of connecting to a Mumble server.
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How do I connect to a Mumble server?
In this tutorial we will walk you through connecting to a Mumble server for the first time. We will also discuss each step of the Connection Wizard and what Mumble Certificates are. The Connection Wizard is only necessary to complete once and will take about 5 minutes.
Connecting to a Mumble Server the first time using the Connection Wizard will help you quickly configure the software settings and is very helpful for the first time user. You can get back to the Connection Wizard at any time by clicking on Configure in the top menu and selecting Audio Wizard.
How do I log in as the SuperUser?
The Mumble "SuperUser" or "Super User" was incorporated as the highest level user account to allow for the initial configuration or to recover a misconfigured server and user accounts. A "SuperUser" account can configure any setting on the Mumble server but is NOT able to talk. For this reason, you will not be able to use this user account as your own.
In this tutorial we show you how to connect to your Mumble server as the "SuperUser." Once you are connected to the server, you will be able to create your own user account to use as your server administrator account and to interact with other users who are connected. After the initial user setup and configuration, you will not need the "SuperUser" account again, so we recommend that you change the password to something that cannot be guessed.
How do I make a user an Administrator?
Mumble has strayed away from individual user's permission and moved towards group permissions. Once a user has been added to the Admin group policy, the user will inherit any security changes or permissions that you give to the group throughout the server. In this tutorial we will show you how to utilize the Admin Group feature and it will cut down the amount of time you will spend administrating your server.
How do I create channels?
Keeping your Mumble server organized is very easy to do with a proper channel structure. In this tutorial we will show you how to add channels and sub-channels to your server. A large guild or gaming community will have groups of people working on different quests or playing games. Having one channel can become problematic if people are trying to talk over one another.
The most common parent channels used in a voice server for a guild are Raid, Dungeon, Lobby and Officer Channel. Under both the Raid and Dungeon channels it is very common to see Group 1 and Group 2 as sub-channels. With this structure each raiding or dungeon group can move to their own channel to communicate boss timers and strategies.
How do I ban or unban users?
In this tutorial we will show you how to quickly ban a user from your Mumble server. Banning unwanted guests is a common practice for voice server administrators. Mumble has included a couple of additional security measures to help assure the user does not regain entry. Unlike other VoIP programs, Mumble bans the user account, user's certificate in addition to the IP address.
One of the new features Mumble introduced to the voice communication industry is the ability to set at timer on a banned user. This is a great feature for administrators to simply set the ban timer and keep the user out of the server for a set period of time.
How do I backup or import my Mumble Certificate?
Mumble uses a unique authentication system compared to other voice communication software. Other VoIP clients have a username and password authentication system, costing server administrators large amounts of management time. With Mumble's user certificate authentication system, the administrator registers each user to the server with just a few clicks. If at any time they wish to unregister a particular user they can simply remove them from the registered users list and no other users will be affected. With other VoIP software packages you are inconvenienced with handing out a new global password.
In this tutorial we explain how to export and import your Mumble user certificate. Using a backup of your Mumble certificate will allow you to connect to any the servers you are registered with, from different computers. This is especially important if you travel a lot, connect from work and home or simply use different computers in the same household.
How do I record a conversation in Mumble?
Recording a Mumble conversation is very handy for competitive teams and raiding guilds. While most strategies are easily learned with repetitive game play, it is nice to be able to look back and review previous raiding recordings.
In this tutorial we will show you how to record a Mumble conversation. Mumble recordings are in the WAV format so they are easily played back from most Windows and MAC software packages. Unlike other VoIP programs, Mumble does not require you use the client in order to play the recording.
How do I register, remove or give priority to a user?
Mumble provides many advanced users features needed to keep guilds and communities organized. In this tutorial we will show you how to register a user to your server, which will allow you to revoke access at any time as well as setup a Priority Speaker. Once you switch to Mumble, this will prevent you from having to restart your voice server and share a new global password just to remove one person from your server.