Openfire – Create your own XMPP Messaging Server Open Source Software – Basic Server Setup Guide
Easy step by step guide with ~ 20 images to create your own XMPP Messaging Server with free Open Source Software available for Windows, Linux and MAC.
You can use the software introduced in this e-book to operate your server with encrypted messaging,
Openfire, previously know as Wildfire and Jive Messenger, is a Java based Open Source instant messaging system and group chat server.
The software is using the XMPP protocol and because of Java the software is platform independent and runs on all major operating systems like Linux, Unix, Mac OS X and Windows.
The Openfire project page shows more than 7 Million downloads for build 4.1.1 and offers binaries for the named operating systems.
Openfire is able to run your own secure and encrypted private messaging server for friends and family in the same way as the software can run your scalable enterprise messaging system.
Web-based administration panel
User-friendly web interface
embedded HSQLDB or other DBMS
Platform independent, pure Java
can support > 50,000 concurrent users
Introducing a fully featured Open Source Software, available as source code and binary version for Windows, Linux and MAC.
Table of Contents
Table of Contents
Introduction to Openfire
SSL encrypted messaging 7
Firewall Setup (Optional)
Description of firewall ports 8
Download & Install Openfire
Download the software 13
Install and start the software 13
First configuration steps
Connect to the web interface 15
First time connecting 15
Detailed setup of Openfire
Protect the web interface with SSL 18
Create SSL certificates for all stores 21
The Server tab
Server Manager 22
Server Information 22
System Properties 22
Server Manager other tabs 22
Server Settings 23
Client Connections 23
Server to Server Settings 24
Registration & Login (Really check this one) 26
Archive Settings 27
Configure your client
Setting up a desktop client 31
Connect and test 31
Test external connections 32
About The Author
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Link List for this e-book
Openfire project page 36
Openfire download page 36
Authors e-book about SSL Certificates 36
Description of the XMPP protocol 36
FreeBSD Project Page 36
XMPP / Jabber Clients 36
Can I Ask A Favour?
Karl M. Joch is founder of CTS GMBH with more than 30 years experience in national and international projects. He worked in over 15 countries.