Openfire Administration
By Mayank Sharma
Publisher: Packt Publishing
Final Release Date: August 2008
Pages: 232

In Detail

Openfire is a free, open-source and full featured Jabber-based Instant Messaging server.

This book is a guide to setting up Openfire, tweaking it, and customizing it to build a secure and feature-rich alternative to consumer IM networks. The features covered include details about setting up the server, adding and handling users and groups, updating, and extending the service with plug-ins, connecting with users on external IM networks, connecting with external voice over IP solutions and more, with user-friendly instructions and examples so that you can easily set up your IM network.

The book deals with several features of Openfire to streamline communication within an enterprise and beyond. It shows how to configure Openfire to allow only secured connections. It then explains how Openfire complements other existing services running on your network. Managing and fostering IM as a real-time collaboration and communication tool is what this book is about.

This easy-to-use practical guide will teach you how to build efficient and secure Instant Messaging networks for your organization.


This book is a functional step-by-step, easy-to-follow reference guide that explains how to use Openfire to develop a secure instant messenger network. Each chapter will tell you how to add features to your IM.

Having a simple practical approach, this book is very user-friendly.

Who this book is for

This book is for System Administrators who want to set up an in-house enterprise IM system using Openfire.

The reader will need experience in managing servers on any operating system.

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