Openfire really rocks so far. I got everything working and it just works brilliantly. Except one thing.
A bit more detail: I set up Openfire (3.7.0) on a headless Linux server (Ubuntu 11.04 minimal installation + LAMP + Java) and it works very well. I also got LDAP integration working half properly, Pidgin can be used as a client, I can use chat rooms, etc.
In order to explain the reason for the installation I should mention that my company already runs Jabberd but found that it is quite limited in functionality and configurability. We wanted to have chat rooms for our staff. We wanted automatically distributed contact lists through LDAP support. All this led me to Openfire.
LDAP users, base DN, etc. works. But neither the groups, nor auto push to the contact lists.
The (Open)LDAP base entries are ou=People,dc=domainname,dc=topleveldomain.
If I understood everything correctly, I just have to tell Openfire which groups it should read so that auto push automagically works.
I tried cn=allstaffmembers,ou=Maillists,dc=domainname,dc=topleveldomain but it didn’t work. I tried other syntaxes and elements but none worked when I clicked on “try settings”.
The structure of the LDAP (relevant parts) is
– ou=People – uid
– ou=Maillists (mailinglists / email distribution lists)
As we also have some mail addresses that serve other purposes like automated services or server triggers we just want the group of humans to appear in the contact list.
I searched the forum and I’m not sure if I understood everything correctly. Anyway, I didn’t find a solution for this special problem so far.
Can you tell me what I misconfigured? Which mistake I made? What I should enter so that distributed contact lists work?
Thank you in advance!