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- Build a feature-packed Instant Messaging network using free open-source Openfire server
- Set up an efficient and secure IM service that spans multiple offices
- Connect with users over external IM networks, integrate VoIP, and more
- Easy to understand, with clear step-by-step instructions and examples
Book DetailsLanguage : English
Paperback : 232 pages [ 235mm x 191mm ]
Release Date : August 2008
ISBN : 1847195261
ISBN 13 : 9781847195265
Author(s) : Mayank Sharma
Topics and Technologies : All Books, Java, Open Source
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Installing and Using Openfire
Chapter 3: Fine-Tuning Openfire
Chapter 4: Organizing Users
Chapter 5: Hooking up With a Directory Service
Chapter 6: Effectively Managing Users
Chapter 7: Connecting to Other Services
Chapter 8: Playing Big Brother
Chapter 9: Large-scale Openfire
Chapter 10: Communication Across Multiple Locations
Chapter 11: Running an Online Helpdesk
Appendix A: Using Spark
Appendix B: Group Chat
Appendix C: Prepare for Roll Out
Please let us know if you have found any errors not listed on this list by completing our errata submission form. Our editors will check them and add them to this list. Thank you.
Errata- 3 submitted: last submission 10 Sep 2012
Errata type: Typo | Page number: 12 | Errata date: 1 Apr 09
Under the "Is Openfire the right IM server for me?"
section, third paragraph: "Openfire, which is written in Java, implements most features of XMP,
according to Jabber's own website." XMP should be XMPP.
Errata type: Typo | Page number: 39 | Errata date: 26 Dec 08
In the section "Server Cache and Properties", line 2 reads: "For all the components it has to maintain, ther server keeps track of their maximum permissible size". It should read "For all the components it has to maintain, the server keeps track of their maximum permissible size"
Errata type: Technical | Page number: 87 | Errata date: 1 Apr 08
If Spark is one of the IM clients your users are allowed to use, Openfire will help you manage and roll out new versions of Spark for various plantforms as they are relaeased.
Should be: If Spark is one of the IM clients your users are allowed to use, Openfire will help you manage and roll out new versions of Spark for various platforms as they are Released.
What you will learn from this book
- Explore the advantages of IM over other communication modes and Openfire's features so that you can choose the best communication tool with the best server
- Install and run Openfire; configure different IM clients over Windows and Linux
- Extend with plug-ins to make your network feature-packed
- Manage your users and groups; add users via a Directory Server like OpenLDAP and Active Directory and import/export users from other networks
- Connect with users over external IM networks, connect with external VoIP solutions expanding your network's ability
- Monitor and filter content, audit messages, and manage archives as per regulation
- Set up an Openfire cluster and scale Openfire with connection managers
- Set up server-to-server communication, add users from a remote network, and transfer files across servers
- Enable database support in Openfire to handle thousands of users concurrently
- Install Fastpath and webchat to create and configure a helpdesk
- Maintain the server by monitoring sessions, reports, and usage statistics
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.