I recently installed the IM Gateway Plugin and I noticed that the various domains were mentioned, such as “aim.domain.com” or such of that sort - do I need to create these DNSs and point them to my OpenFire server?
Nope, those are just the names assigned to the transports. The only time you generally need to set up real DNS stuff is if you are trying to access the transports from remote servers, but that’s not supported by the plugin anyway so no worries there. Basically all of your communication with aim.domain.com will be through domain.com and it already knows where aim.domain.com is. =)
Also, is there any way to auto-create AIM (and perhaps other) accounts for my users (which are pulled from LDAP)? For example, if i have firstname.lastname@example.org, is there a way I can have it automatically create an AIM account of the name email@example.com if that account doesn’t already have one?
I’m not entirely sure how it would do that since it needs to ask a user for their password on their legacy account. There wouldn’t be a good way to know if the person already had an AIM account and so a lot of accounts might be created for no good reason. I’m not sure you can even create firstname.lastname@example.org. I know there’s @mac.com and such but I believe that’s a special exception in AIM land. (I could be mistaken)