I have used OpenFire at three client sites for almost four years now, and have never (not once!) had a problem! So please be gentle - my knowledge of OpenFire + Spark is limited, as it’s always “just worked” before.
I have a client site that I want to upgrade to Spark 2.6.0 when its released. I wanted to install Spark RC2 on a couple of desktops to see how users like it, but before I I did that, I installed it on a virtual machine. When I tried to log in, I got an “Invalid username or password” error. This is on a 32-bit XP virtual machine. It did not (nor never had) any version of Spark installed before today.
For testing purposes, I uninstalled RC2 and installed 2.5.8 and it works as expected. I then tried installing 2.6.0 RC2 over 2.5.8, but it loses the previous settings and gives the same username\pass error message. I don’t see anything of note in the server logs, but if I set up debugging in RC2, I get this:<?xml version='1.0' encoding='UTF-8'?>
stream:featuresDIGEST-MD5PLAINCRAM-MD5zlib</stream:features><?xml version='1.0' encoding='UTF-8'?>DIGEST-MD5PLAINCRAM-MD5zlib
cmVhbG09ImNoYXQuYWhva2VsaW1pdGVkLmNvbS Isbm9uY2U9Ijl1WDJpbngrWlhiWGZjeG51U3lKMW5BTnVYNzNXVXBaL2w2QmJ3Vm0iLHFvcD0iYXV0aC IsY2hhcnNldD11dGYtOCxhbGdvcml0aG09bWQ1LXNlc3M=
I have also tried user known good usernames and password, but they get the same error message.
Can anyone hold my hand through troubleshooting this?
The server is 32-bit Windows 2003 R2 running OpenFire 3.7.0. No AD or LDAP is involved, only OpenFire’s internal user system.