Release v1.1.0 of the MUC Real-Time Block List plugin for Openfire

We are happy to announce the immediate availability of a new version of the MUC Real-Time Block List plugin for Openfire, our cross-platform real-time collaboration server based on the XMPP protocol! This plugin can help you moderate your chat rooms, especially when your service is part of a larger network of federated XMPP domains.

From experience, the XMPP community has learned that bad actors tend to spam a wide range of public chat rooms on an equally wide range of different domains. Prior to the functionality provided by this plugin, the administrator of each MUC service had to manually adjust permissions, to keep unwanted entities out. With this new plugin, that process is automated.

In this new release, several small bugs were fixed, and new features were introduced, including:

  • The plugin now, by default, uses a block list as maintained on
  • Support for blocking full domains (rather than just individual users) has been added
  • Block list entries no longer disappear over time

The updated plugin should become available for download in your Openfire admin console in the course of the next few hours. Alternatively, you can download the plugin directly, from the plugin’s archive page.

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