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Adding a new Administrator

I installed Openfire onto Linux using the embedded database and now I need to add a new Administrator.

I see no option in the interface and when I go to /etc/openfire/openfire.xml it is fairly empty/generic/not related to my install:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> 9090 9091 en org.jivesoftware.database.EmbeddedConnectionProvider true

Can someone tell me what I should do to allow an existing user to be an administrator?

Thanks!

Alex

Add to your openfire.xml and inside the you should have with a comma delimited list.

jim,steve,walter

Alex,

If you are running a post 3.6.0 openfire, administrators are now stored in the database. You can also add admins from the admin console. Simply go to the user’s details and click the box to make them an admin.

daryl

Thanks Daryl,

I have uploaded a screenshot of my interface showing no checkbox to click here

Is there a console for the internal db?

Thanks,

Alex

Alex,

Is there a “Edit Properties” box to click on?

daryl

No

I wonder if this is due to my users tying into my Active Directory database

Yucky. That could very well be…

You could go to the “System Properties” and change the “admin.authorizedJIDs” value (Comma separated). I suspect you would have to restart openfire after changing that though, but am not sure.

daryl

It is.

Perfect!

Thanks!

It wasn’t obvious to go there but once I saw the option it’s very straightforward