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If you are a small and medium business and already have Openfire setup and running for chat and groupchat using Spark, Inverse or Pàdé and you want to provide secure video or audio conferencing with authentication for your users from password-protected chat rooms using permissions and configurations already made to Openfire, then you should be looking at Openfire Meetings.
Also consider Openfire Meetings as an alternative to Zoom if the audio and/or video from your meetings needs to be recorded by participants and later played back from their desktops and mobile devices.without downloading any external software or installing any app on their mobile devices.
First, there are few things you need to know. These include:
Openfire meetings does not work properly with Firefox. It works best with Chromium based apps like Chrome, Edge, Electron and Opera. If this is a dealbreaker for you, please move on and download Zoom.
There a two versions available at Ignite. The official version (0.9.5) combines both the offocus and ofmeet plugin into a single package. It is lagging behind the current versions of the jitsi dependencies. Expect an upgrade soon to the new jitsi videobridge2 implementation.
The second version (0.9.8) is a fork of the first at (0.9.4) and customized for Pade. It has latest versions of all jitsi dependency code and the extra feature to record a conference from the browser.
Openfire Meetings will not work out of the box if your Openfire server is configured to use LDAP. You would need to create the Jitsi focus bot user and give it owner/admin permmissions to the MUC service manually.
Openfire Meetings has minimal network requirements and works out of the box internally on a local area network (LAN) or with a hosted Openfire server on the internet. If your Openfire server is placed behind a NAT and firewall and you want to allow external internet access, then you require some network expertise to configure it. You would need to open a few UDP/TCP ports and provide both the public and private IP addresses of your openfire server.
To use Openfire Meetings version 0.9.8, download from here and upload the ofmeet.jar and offocus.jar plugin files in any order from the admin web console of Openfire. Wait for both to appear in the plugins listing and then complete the following three steps to confirm it is working.
Confirm the focus bot user has logged in ok like this. If not, check log files and get help from the igniterealtime community.
If you have an active focus user, then you can do a quick peer-to-peer test with two browser tabs on your desktop. Open both of them to the same htps://your_server:7443/ofmeet/testconf and confirm that it is showing in the conference summary like this
If you get audio and video, then focus bot user is working ok and XMPP messages are passing around ok. If not, it is back to the log files and help from the community.
To confirm the video-bridge is working, you need to run step 3 again with 3 users. If audio and video stops with third participant, then double check on the network configuration, making sure TCP port 7443 and UDP port 10000 are opened for listening from the openfire server. Otherwise, check the log files and ask for help from ignte-realtime community.
Stay safe and best of luck
The Ignite Realtime community is happy to announce the release of version 220.127.116.11 of the inVerse plugin for Openfire!
This update brings changes and fixes from Converse 6.0.0 and 6.0.1. There were also a few compatibility breaking changes, so please check the changelog before upgrading.
Your instance of Openfire should automatically display the availability of the update. Alternatively, you can download the new release of the plugin at the inVerse plugin?s archive page
The Ignite Realtime community is happy to announce the immediate release of a new plugin for Openfire - Push Notification!
This plugin adds support for sending push notifications to client software, as described in XEP-0357: ?Push Notifications?.
This update provides first plugin?s release package and changes the behavior to not send push notifications to anonymous users.
Your instance of Openfire should automatically display the availability of the plugin in the next few hours. Alternatively, you can download the new release of the plugin at the Push Notification plugin archive page
The Ignite Realtime community is happy to announce the immediate release of version 1.4.0 of the REST API plugin for Openfire!
The REST API plugin provides the ability to manage Openfire by sending a REST/HTTP request to the server.
This update upgrades jackson library to 1.9.11 and also makes new version available in Admin Console again.
Your instance of Openfire should automatically display the availability of the update in the next few hours. Alternatively, you can download the new release of the plugin at the REST API plugin archive page
The Ignite Realtime community is happy to announce the release of Pàdé 1.6.0
This version upgrades ConverseJS to version 6.0 and adds some new features like stickers using custom emojis and the ability to view, edit and co-edit OpenDocument text files. In addition to jitsi-meet for video conferencing, there is now a dedicated audio conferencing widget using jitsi-video-bridge or SIP. Please have a look at the Changelog for details.
For best results with jitsi-meet and jitsi-video-bridge, use the custom versions of Openfire Meetings found here
To install, visit the Chrome Web Store and install or upgrade Pade@Work
For Linux Users Only
You can install the chrome extension manually found here
To get the best from Pàdé, you should download or clone the source, re-brand, set policies and upload your own version to the Chrome web Store for easy and mass deployment to your users. See the branding folder for details