Openfire (previously known as Wildfire, and Jive Messenger) is an instant messaging (IM) and group chat cross-platform real-time collaboration server. It based on the XMPP (Jabber) server written in Java and licensed under the Apache License.
In this article, we will be known about the installation of Openfire on Centos 7.
Before we going to proceed with the installation of Openfire we have to install some prerequisites by using the following command.
yum -y install epel-release yum -y install zlib.i686 libstdc++.i686 mc lsof htop net-tools nano mariadb mariadb-server
Now Download Openfire from here. we can download it by using the following command as follows
Now we can install it by using rpm -ivh command as follows
Now setup the MySQL database as follows
[root@computertechnologyspecial ~]# systemctl start mariadb [root@computertechnologyspecial ~]# systemctl enable mariadb Created symlink from /etc/systemd/system/multi-user.target.wants/mariadb.service to /usr/lib/systemd/system/mariadb.service. [root@computertechnologyspecial ~]# mysql_secure_installation /usr/bin/mysql_secure_installation: line 379: find_mysql_client: command not found NOTE: RUNNING ALL PARTS OF THIS SCRIPT IS RECOMMENDED FOR ALL MariaDB SERVERS IN PRODUCTION USE! PLEASE READ EACH STEP CAREFULLY! In order to log into MariaDB to secure it, we'll need the current password for the root user. If you've just installed MariaDB, and you haven't set the root password yet, the password will be blank, so you should just press enter here. Enter current password for root (enter for none): OK, successfully used password, moving on... Setting the root password ensures that nobody can log into the MariaDB root user without the proper authorisation. Set root password? [Y/n] y New password: Re-enter new password: Password updated successfully! Reloading privilege tables.. ... Success! By default, a MariaDB installation has an anonymous user, allowing anyone to log into MariaDB without having to have a user account created for them. This is intended only for testing, and to make the installation go a bit smoother. You should remove them before moving into a production environment. Remove anonymous users? [Y/n] y ... Success! Normally, root should only be allowed to connect from 'localhost'. This ensures that someone cannot guess at the root password from the network. Disallow root login remotely? [Y/n] n ... skipping. By default, MariaDB comes with a database named 'test' that anyone can access. This is also intended only for testing, and should be removed before moving into a production environment. Remove test database and access to it? [Y/n] n ... skipping. Reloading the privilege tables will ensure that all changes made so far will take effect immediately. Reload privilege tables now? [Y/n] y ... Success! Cleaning up... All done! If you've completed all of the above steps, your MariaDB installation should now be secure. Thanks for using MariaDB! [root@computertechnologyspecial ~]# mysql -p Enter password: Welcome to the MariaDB monitor. Commands end with ; or \g. Your MariaDB connection id is 7 Server version: 5.5.50-MariaDB MariaDB Server Copyright (c) 2000, 2016, Oracle, MariaDB Corporation Ab and others. Type 'help;' or '\h' for help. Type '\c' to clear the current input statement. MariaDB [(none)]> CREATE DATABASE openfire; Query OK, 1 row affected (0.57 sec) MariaDB [(none)]> GRANT ALL ON openfire.* TO 'openfire'@'computertechnologyspecial' IDENTIFIED BY 'Password'; Query OK, 0 rows affected (0.06 sec) MariaDB [(none)]> use openfire; Database changed MariaDB [openfire]> source /opt/openfire/resources/database/openfire_mysql.sql; Query OK, 1 row affected (0.01 sec) MariaDB [openfire]> exit Bye
Now start the Openfire Service daemon by using systemctl command as follows
systemctl start openfire systemctl enable openfire
Now access http://ip-address:9090 in web browser then choose the language to install openfire.