Openfire is a real time collaboration (RTC) server.
It uses the only widely adopted open protocol for instant messaging, XMPP (also called Jabber). Openfire is easy to setup and administer, but offers rock-solid security and performance.
Openfire is free and open source software.
- Web-based administration panel. Administrators can connect from anywhere and edit the server and configuration settings.
- Plugin interface.
- SSL/TLS support.
- User-friendly web interface and guided installation.
- Database connectivity (i.e. embedded HSQLDB or other DBMS with JDBC 3 driver) for storing messages and user details.
- Supports multiple server instances to work together in one clustered environment.
- LDAP connectivity.
- Platform independent, pure Java.
- Full integration with Spark (XMPP client).
- Supports more than 50,000 concurrent users.
- Support for plugins and customized builds. Example plugins include:
- Hazelcast – adds clustering support.
- inVerse – adds the (third-party, Converse-based) inVerse web client to Openfire.
- IPFS – enables Openfire to become an IPFS node.
- JSXC – adds the (third-party) JSXC web client to Openfire.
- Load Statistic – logs load statistics to a file.
- MUC Service – MUC administration over REST Interface.
- Packet Filter – rules to enforce ethical communication.
- REST API – allows administration over a RESTful API.
- Search – provides support for Jabber Search (XEP-0055).
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