I installed OpenFire server on Red Hat Linux and customized the user, group, and authentication providers to use the list of users from my own database and to integrate with Central Authentication Service. I had this all working on windows, but I am now moving to a development server more similar to the box we intend to deploy on.
Although I was able to launch the admin console when I first installed (prior to customizing openfire.xml), I can no longer get into the admin console despite the fact I see no error messages either in the browser or in any of the log files. If I pass an invalid user or password, I get an authentication error as one would expect, but if I pass a valid user or password, it just takes me right back to the login page again … no error, but I don’'t see the admin console either. If I check the log files, I can see where the authentication is taking place and the user and password are both accepted as valid … but for some reason, the response to the browser is just the login page again.
Any idea why this might happen? I am using the same openfire.xml file, jar files, and custom classes that I used on windows (except for a couple of hostnames that changed in the config file) and it worked fine on windows. Is there any way to get still more debug info? … I already have the debug flag set in openfire.xml.