Openfire is a popular open-source instant messaging (IM) server that allows organizations to create their own secure and private messaging system. Installing Openfire on Ubuntu is a straightforward process that can be completed quickly with just a few simple steps. In this tutorial, we will cover how to install Openfire on Ubuntu 16.04 and 14.04.
Before installing Openfire, it's important to update Ubuntu to ensure that all packages are up to date. This can be done using the following command:
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade
Openfire requires Java to be installed on the server. To install Java, run the following command:
sudo apt-get install default-jre
Download the Openfire server software from the official website. You can use wget command to download it.
Once you have downloaded the Openfire package, you can install it using the following command:
sudo dpkg -i openfire_4.6.0_all.deb
After installing Openfire, you can configure it by accessing the web-based setup wizard. Open your web browser and navigate to http://localhost:9090. This will bring up the Openfire setup wizard.
Follow the on-screen instructions to configure Openfire according to your needs. You will be asked to provide details such as the XMPP domain name, administrator email address, and password.
Step 6: Start Openfire
Once you have completed the setup wizard, you can start the Openfire server using the following command:
sudo systemctl start openfire
You can also enable Openfire to start automatically at boot time by running the following command:
sudo systemctl enable openfire
To access the Openfire admin panel, open your web browser and navigate to http://localhost:9090. Log in using the administrator email address and password you provided during the setup wizard.
Congratulations, you have successfully installed Openfire on Ubuntu 16.04 and 14.04. Now you can create user accounts and start using your own private instant messaging system.