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Openfire 3.7.1 Admin Console screenshot.jpg
Openfire Admin Console
Developer(s) Ignite Realtime
Stable release 4.0[1] / January 11, 2016; 28 days ago (2016-01-11)
Written in Java
Platform Cross-platform
Type XMPP server
License Apache License 2.0[2]
Website Openfire

Openfire (previously known as Wildfire, and Jive Messenger) is an instant messaging (IM) and groupchat server that uses XMPP server written in Java and licensed under the Apache License 2.0.[2]

Web-based administration panel[edit]

Most administration of the server is done through a web interface, which runs on the ports 9090 (HTTP) and 9091 (HTTPS) by default. Administrators can connect from anywhere and edit the server and configuration settings.


Openfire supports the following features:

  • Web-based administration panel
  • Plugin interface
  • Customizable
  • SSL/TLS support[3]
  • 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
  • LDAP connectivity
  • Platform independent, pure Java
  • Full integration with Spark (XMPP client)
  • Can support more than 50,000 concurrent users[4]

The proprietary extension to Openfire allows multiple server instances to work together in one clustered environment. This extension is now open source as well (but depends on Oracle Coherence, a commercial product). There is also an open-source clustering plugin based on open-source Hazelcast technology.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Version 4.0 released:
  2. ^ a b Matt Tucker (15 September 2009). "Openfire Under Apache 2.0 License". Retrieved 12 March 2013. 
  3. ^ Guus der Kinderen (2 March 2011). "Openfire 3.7.0 has been released!". Retrieved 12 March 2013. 
  4. ^ Jive Software (14 March 2007). "Openfire Scalability" (PDF). Retrieved 25 November 2014. 

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