|Initial release||March 15, 2007|
[ (November 9, 2022 ) ±]
|Preview release||±](December 3, 2021 ) [|
|Type||Instant messaging software|
|License(s)||Apache License 2.0|
Openfire (previously known as Wildfire, and Jive Messenger) is an instant messaging server application utilizing the XMPP protocol.
Openfire has its roots in a commercial instant messaging program called "Jive Messenger," developed by Jive Software starting in 2002. On September 28, 2004, the company announced that it would release Jive Messenger under an open-source license.
On December 15, 2005, Jive messenger changed names to "Wildfire Server" or simply Wildfire, starting with version 2.4.0. The name change came about because the company "wanted a name for the server that would be thematically linked and of equal weight" and "simply sounds faster." The company also wanted to distinguish it from other client-side software. With the change also came a 33 percent speed increase in application speed.
With the 3.2.3 beta release on March 15, 2007, Jive was forced to make another change to its product's name, this time due to the Wildfire name being "the subject of a claim by another vendor." The new release was called "Openfire," and it included a new feature: voice over IP (VoIP) calling.
Version 3.5 was released on March 27, 2008, and 3.7.1 arrived on October 1, 2011. The public release flow was then quite until the release of version 3.8.0 in February 2013.
The main features of Openfire include:
- web-based administration panel
- plugin interface
- SSL/TLS support
- ser-friendly web interface and guided installation
- database connectivity for storing messages and user details
- LDAP connectivity
- integration with Spark IM client
- VoIP calling
Videos, screenshots, and other media
Screenshots for Openfire can be found on the Jive Software website.
Entities using Openfire
- "Documentation for Openfire". Jive Software. http://www.igniterealtime.org/projects/openfire/documentation.jsp.
- Openfire plugins
- Stevenson, Ted (22 March 2007). "Jive Gives IM a Jingle". VoIP Planet. Archived from the original on 13 April 2007. http://web.archive.org/web/20070413054354/http://www.voipplanet.com/solutions/article.php/3667436. Retrieved 4 April 2012.
- "Jive Software to Open Source its XMPP-based IM Server, Jive Messenger". Jive Software. 28 September 2004. Archived from the original on 24 December 2004. http://web.archive.org/web/20041224161352/http://www.jivesoftware.org/messenger/messenger_press_release.jsp. Retrieved 4 April 2012.
- "Introducing Wildfire Server!". Jive Software. 15 December 2005. Archived from the original on 18 December 2005. http://web.archive.org/web/20051218151433/http://www.jivesoftware.org/wildfire/name_change.jsp. Retrieved 4 April 2012.
- Weiss, Aaron (27 June 2007). "Jive's Openfire: New Version Gets New Name and Feature Boost". ServerWatch. Archived from the original on 4 July 2007. http://web.archive.org/web/20070704200227/http://www.serverwatch.com/sreviews/article.php/3685876. Retrieved 4 April 2012.
- LaMonica, Martin (15 March 2007). "Jive Software finds its voice". CNET. http://news.cnet.com/Jive-Software-finds-its-voice/2100-7352_3-6167720.html. Retrieved 4 April 2012.
- "Openfire Changelog". Jive Software. http://www.igniterealtime.org/builds/openfire/docs/latest/changelog.html. Retrieved 4 April 2012.