I’m looking to use Open Fire on a medium sized business network, but I have a few technical questions.
First, what are the minimum system requirements (RAM, CPU, HDD space, OS, etc.) for the host server and also the clients that the application will run on?
Second, are there x86 and x64 versions of the host/client? Can we mix and match these if they exist? For example, have an x64 host and x86 clients?
Third, we have mobile users that connect to our network through a VPN. However, we don’t want them to have to connect to the VPN to login to Open Fire. How do we accomplish this?
Fourth, is there a way to sync with Active Directory?
Fifth, I am wondering if there is a way to have other applications communicate with OpenFire. Specifically, we have a network automation tool called ActiveBatch that allows the quick creation of scripts. Is it possible to create a script within this program that can send a message through Open Fire to other Open Fire users? I was thinking I could create an ActiveBatch Open Fire account for this purpose, and use your API to send messages through ActiveBatch/Open Fire.
Any help would be appreciated!