Using Groups

Hello all,

New to OpenFire. Working great so far.

My question is this: in the admin interface, I’ve created a number of user groups and populated them with users. How do IM clients utilize these groups, once created?

The Spark client permits me to create a group, but it’s a local group, and has no knowledge of the system-created groups.

If there’s documentation floating around somewhere that answers my question, please point me to it.

Thanks much



the client should handle the groups like rosters. Anyhow they are read-only and managed by the server admin.

As soon as you are in a server-side group and sharing is enabled you should see this group within Spark.


watch this video:

Right on.

I had failed to enable the group in the admin console (the wording threw me off).