A practical step-by-step guide to rolling out a secure Instant Messaging service over your network
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
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.