Openfire – instant messaging and groupchat server

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.

Features include:

  • Web-based administration panel. Administrators can connect from anywhere and edit the server and configuration settings.
  • Plugin interface.
  • Customizable.
  • 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).

Website: www.igniterealtime.org/projects/openfire
Support: Documentation, GitHub Code Repository
Developer: Ignite Realtime
License: Apache License

Openfire is written in Java. Learn Java with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

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