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Group Creation and Management

Hi All,

I have looked through the forum and reviewed the available

documentation but unless I missed something

I did not find the answer I was looking for.

What we would like to do is create some groups within openfire that relate to

departments. For instance we are using LDAP through AD and would like to create

groups like QA, Development, Engineering, R&D, etc. I would like to populate

these groups with the users who are members of these similar groups in AD.

So rather then our users having to manually enter the username of someone from

their department they could subscribe to their department group and have access

to everyone in their department without having to manually add each person into

their client.

What is the best way to handle this? I have seen the options to create groups

but I was not able to create them the way I was intending.

Your input and assistance is appreciated as Im in a learning state with this


If you are using AD then you would create the groups in AD in an area covered by Your BaseDN that you specified when configuring Openfire. Once the groups are configured in AD then you can share them via openfire. This is done by going to the Users/Groups tab, Go to groups summary, find the group and click on it then share it, and provide a scope (share with more than just members of group or not). See attached picture for a sample.

Hey a_user,

I’m trying to do exactly the same thing. Take a look at this post http://www.igniterealtime.org/community/message/166328#166328


Daniel Madruga.

This senerio is completely different. In this case the individual is using Active Directory LDAP to populate users and groups from their Domain to the openfire server.

uhh… Ok, it’s not exactly the same scenario. He read the LDAP

guide… I read the Custom Database Integration Guide… Now it seems

very similar for me.

I’ve just suggested that post because there are some points about sharing groups that I didn’t find on the available doc.