We are investigating the possibility to use OpenFire in our online gaming products. We want to terminate the SSL communication at our f5 loadbalancer (to keep our certificates in one place, and not spread over all our servers). We also want to use the Smack libary to have an easy integration between our Java Clients (e.g., Poker) and the OpenFire server. Initially we will go with only one OpenFire node behind the load balancer, but may consider scaling up later on (using Hazelcast plugin) if needed.
I guess this is a quite normal setup, so I hope that it works. But I did not find any conclusive information in earlier posts.
How do we setup this? What will the Connection code look like using the Smack library? What kind of work will be needed in the f5?
I appreciate all feedback.