Does openfire support blocking?

Hi there,

Anyone tell me does openfire support blocking? if so, how do i enable it?


Maybe if you clarified what type of blocking, you might get a quicker response? Blocking of code? users? messages?

Hey Saqib,

I’m not sure which type of locking you are looking for but here are some that are supported:

  • Use the Registration and Login option in the admin console to specify the list of IP addresses allowed to connect to the server (for clients only)

  • Use the new Lock out feature to inactivate certain user accounts

Let us know if you are looking for something else.


– Gato

I’m looking for Blocking User which already in my roster. I don’t want any type of communication with a user for specific time.

<iq type=“set” id=“block1”>

<block xmlns=“”>

<item jid=""/>



I hope this: l

will help. Not tried it yet.

See Privacy Lists, this works fine.

I’ve got some privacy lists on the server, I can veriy that they are

there by sending a query for that particular list and get a response

with the content of if. But if I send this to server:

<iq xmlns=“jabber:client” type=“get” from="brick@">

<query xmlns=“jabber:iq:privacy”/>


I just get this:

<body xmlns=‘’>

<iq type=“result” to="brick@">

<query xmlns=“jabber:iq:privacy”/>



Is this a bug?

I also wonder if you can have multiple active lists? If I start with blocking everone I don’t have subscriptions with and then want to block a buddy, is this possible?