I’‘m not sure if JNDI can get you a resource over the net (but why not?). However I said to myself, here we have a service that we need to distribute. Service, distribute, service, distribute… Web Service! So I used some JSR 181 goodness and the XFire WS stack and programmed this cute little web service ( http://www.jivesoftware.org/community/thread.jspa?threadID=19928&tstart=0 , not the first trial that builds on top of the userservice plugin, that didn’‘t work but the second one). If you use the userservice plugin you might decide to change the package or class name. As I said feel free to modify, make more robust and secure. I’‘ve returned void in order not to block the client threads and I’'m sure it would be trivial to extend it and add more useful semantics. This approach makes the wildfire server open for usage for apps written in java, .net and php in a blink of an eye. Many more services could be exposed this way as well and I hope to see some in the next release.
Please make the web app available as a m2 project (wildfire itself as well), that way we can generate eclipse projects in a easy fashion, I didn’'t manage to program and debug plugins/components because the available instructions are broken and too complex.