Broadcast Plugin Readme


The broadcast plugin broadcasts messages to all users in the system or to specific groups. It's primarily useful for sending announcements or notifications.


Copy broadcast.jar into the plugins directory of your Openfire installation. The plugin will then be automatically deployed. To upgrade to a new version, copy the new broadcast.jar file over the existing file.


The broadcast plugin is configured via Openfire system properties. These can be configured under Server/Server Manager/System Properties:

Using the Plugin

To send a broadcast message, send a message to all@[serviceName].[serverName] or [group]@[serviceName].[serverName]. For example, if your server is called foo and the default service name is being used, a message to would be broadcast to all users connected to the server. For the group staff, a message to would be sent to all users in the group staff that are currently online or offline.

Note: for maximum compatability between group implementations, it's recommended that you use lower-case group names in conjunction with the broadcast plugin.