Openfire 3.8.1 has been released!

The Ignite Realtime community is happy to announce the release of version 3.8.1 of Openfire! Downloads for various platforms are available here.

Openfire is a real time collaboration (RTC) server licensed under the Open Source Apache license. It uses the only widely adopted open protocol for instant messaging, XMPP (also called Jabber). Openfire is incredibly easy to setup and administer, but offers rock-solid security and performance.

This release is primarily a bugfix release that addresses issues that were reported after the release of 3.8.0, a few weeks ago. Release 3.8.1 includes fixes for, amongst others, shared groups and pubsub-related issues. The release also improves the robustness of loading the Multi-User Chat service at start-up. The changelog lists these and other changes in more detail.

As always, we welcome your feedback, suggestions, tips, hints, questions and other contributions in the Ignite Realtime Community pages.

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Will try to upgrade my server this week, maybe

Download the new RPM. Shutdown Openfire and backup /opt/openfire. Install new RPM. Verify your conf/openfire.xml did not change and your embedded database wasn’t modified (assuming you’re using that - If it’s external database, then don’t worry about it). Restart Openfire and monitor the logs for both new version number and any errors.

If you have issues with upgrade, post information on the Openfire support discussion forum.

you stop the Openfire, make backup of its folder (/opt/openfire or some other place where you have untarred it yourself) and then overwrite with the content from the tar.gz. Then you can copy back /conf/openfire.xml and maybe /resources/security (if you use SSL) from you backup.

what is the date format for openfire plz?

after updating to 3.8.0 and now 3.8.1 , the server dosent recognize the date format I used to provide to get the muc history

Hey guys,

Would you be interested in taking Jitsi Videobridge [0] as a plugin? We’ve been doing most of our testing with Openfire and we are quite happy with the results.

We’d be happy to provide whatever work is needed for the integration.



Hi Emil,

That’s certainly something I’d be intersted in. Could you contact me via chat or email to work out the details?



Hi Guus / Emil,

Any news about this Jitsi Videobridge plugin for OpenFire? I’d like to test this on my configuration.




We are currently working on the implementation. It’s a bit tricky because Openfire doesn’t seem to haave an easy way for loading native code dependencies (at least we didn’t find one), so we are trying to work around that.

We’ll definitely post here once we’ve made progress.



yes,hope to fix this bug!


Hi, I am new to OpenFire. I recently installed, but at the end of setup process can’t login to Admin Account. Could anyone give me a hint about how to solve it ?


You should ask such questions in the forums (New Discussion). Common mistake it to use something else for login name, but you should use - admin. Also in 3.8.1 there is a bug, that it logins but redirects to login screen again, but you should be able to login second time.