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How to host Webchat on IIS

I am a little confused about hosting WebChat on IIS. I found other discussions related to this but I am not sure if this was for WebChat or for other Jive software.

I would like to answer the following questions

  1. What are the system requirements for Webchat?
  2. How to host WebChat on IIS?
  3. Are there any best practices?
  4. Are there any known issues getting through a firewall to the Openfire server?

If it is too difficult to host on IIS, I will look for someone to host the application for me. The system requirements will be helpful for that.




WebChat is a J2EE application and so it needs to be deployed to a J2EE application server. An example of such a server would be Apache Tomcat.

You can find some documentation about Fastpath and Webchat located here - http://www.jivesoftware.com/builds/docs/fastpath/latest/documentation/fastpath_q uick_start.doc.pdf

The webchat application connects to Openfire on the port that you have setup for clients to connect on (the default is 5222) so that port will need to be open. Basically, wherever the webchat application is deployed will need to be able to connect to your Openfire instance.