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and I am pretty much already lost. Basically what I am trying to do is set up a MSN gateway, Jabber server. I just downloaded Openfire, went to the setup page and I’m already lost. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Computer is an iMac running OSX Leopard 10.6.

Please be more specific about the problems you have. What setup step you dont understand? Also, read installation documentation http://www.igniterealtime.org/builds/openfire/docs/latest/documentation/install- guide.html

After installing Openfire you should download Kraken plugin http://kraken.blathersource.org/ and put it in your /openfire/plugins folder. Kraken has MSN gateway support. Do not use IM Gateway plugin as it is outdated and not supported.

10.6 is the Snow Leopard i think. There are some problems with Openfire launcher running on that platform (because of 64-bit environment maybe). You can read this thread about that: http://www.igniterealtime.org/community/message/195554


This is what I’m looking at.

Do you have a database? If not, then you can go with the embedded one (second option i think). But this database is not suited for the large production environment, more for testing.

I’m not really having problems, it’s just I have no idea what I am doing. Basically an MSN gateway for me and a couple friends so we can use iChat for everything.

I’m not familiar with iChat, dont know is it support gateways. You can stop this setup and rerun it and then select the Embedded (internal) database. After setup completes you should restart the server (prior to loging in). Then as i said you should install Kraken plugin. Then you can login to Admin Console and configire Gateways, create jabber users for your friends. They would have to login with that users to be able to use gateways. Openfire is not just a simple gateway to MSN, it’s a jabber server.

First of all I have not even gotten there. I am completely new to this, more confused as ever too unfortunately.

Profile settings I’ve got Default, LDAP or Clearspace.

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Profile settings I’ve got Default, LDAP or Clearspace.

So, i assume you have selected Embedded Database on the Database Settings page?

Then select Default on the Profile Settings page.

On the Admin Account page put ‘admin’ in the first field. You can leave default admin email address or put anything you want (you won’t use it anyway), then enter your new password two times and press Continue.

DO NOT push Login to the admin console button on the last screen. It won’t work. Just close this page and restart Openfire. Then load http://localhost:9090 and login with username admin and your password.

Then… there will be a lot more stuff, which i think is pretty obvious for an IT guy. And it seems you are not. And it could be hard to find someone to take you through every step. I dont have so much time either

I’m good I guess, setting up a server like this is completely new.