I’m just trying out OpenFire to replace our current jabberd2 installation, and I have to say it’s looking great so far. I just have a few questions I wasn’t able to find a definite answer to, hopefully someone here can advise. For background, I’ve set up OpenFire 3.6.4 to connect to AD via LDAP and it’s working well. My questions are:
- I’m using a handful of groups to prepopulate users’ rosters so I don’t need to keep them up to date manually. This works well, but I get lots of other unrelated accounts the roster too. I think this is because by default all groups I’m a member of show up in my roster. Is there any way to turn this off, so that only the groups I manually select are shown in the roster?
- Is there any way to ignore LDAP for authentication and use another system (but keep LDAP for everything else?) I would like to automate the client-side set up, but since any scripts I write won’t know the users passwords I need to be able to ignore the ones in LDAP and use something else that I can reproduce on the client side without any user interaction.
- All our computer accounts are appearing in the user list on the web management page (they end with a dollar sign) but I can’t see anywhere to filter these out, other than searching every time.
Also I may as well mention while I’m here, if you go in and try to edit the server’s base DN it gets truncated in the edit box. Our DN starts with OU=“blah blah” and it gets cut off at the first double-quote. Probably an escaping issue.
Otherwise this is looking like a very nice, functional Jabber server!