As some support issues already stated, the use of wildcards when searching users, using the search plugin is not working properly.
Trying to find a user “abc” using query ‘a’ works, but when using ‘a*’ nothing is found. Also ‘b’ or ‘*c’ does not work.
This is probably related to this change OF-779: fetching from LDAP should escape results. All search criteria are escaped, also the wildcard characters.
I Updated the code to refine the solution of OF-779 to enable the use of wildcards again.
GitHub - annovanvliet/Openfire at SearchWildcardFix