Excactly the same problem here! I have an Active Directory-like Samba/OpenLDAP database. Setup and connection to LDAP are successful, users can chat. But the users configured as administrators cannot connect to the admin console of openfire. And yes, i have doublechecked that in openfire.xml.
Maybe I got something wrong how to make someone an administrator. In LDAP, people are listed like this: uid=Prename.Surname,ou=Users,dc=example,dc=com
So the openfire.xml they should be configured like that: <admin><authorizedUsernames>Prename.Surname</authorizedUsernames ></admin> or am I wrong about this?
I also checked the network and sniffed it with tcpdump and netstat. When I try to connect to the admin console, no request is made to my LDAP-Server. And there is also nothing in my logfiles (despite <ldapDebugEnabled>true</ldapDebugEnabled> ).
So, what may be wrong? I’m using openfire 3.3.3