Zimbra Jabber Integration

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This article describes the steps to setup openfire and sparkweb to be used as the XMPP server and the client.

Required RPM's (download from http://www.igniterealtime.org/downloads/index.jsp)


Other requirements:

Servers :
 Zimbra Server: zimbra.zimbra-se.lab (
 Jabber Server: jabber.zimbra-se.lab (
Ensure that the DNS is configured and can be used even from the local web-browser
Zimbra LDAP binddn and password

1. Install the RPM and start the openfire process

  Default path - /opt/openfire
  /etc/init.d/openfire start
  Admin console listening at:
  Use the following screens shots as reference :

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2. Configure your favorite XMPP client to talk to the Jabber Server.

3. Configure the Sparkweb for a XMPP Web Client

  tar zxvf sparkweb_0_9_0.tar.gz
  cd sparkweb/
  Edit the file SparkWeb.html
  Search for the line - server: "igniterealtime.org" 
  Change the server to the current server - server: "jabber.zimbra-se.lab"
  Copy the entire sparkweb directory to a web-server
  Eg: /var/www/html/sparkweb
  Rename SparkWeb.html to index.html
  Restart httpd
  Test using http://server:port/sparkweb

4. Create the zimlet for showing sparkweb in the ZWC

  Use the com_zimbra_example_tabiframe zimlet
  Change all references of example_tabiframe to spark (for example)
  Edit the com_zimbra_spark.js
  Replace www.yahoo.com with jabber.zimbra-se.lab:8088/sparkweb
  Re-package the files and deploy com_zimbra_spark.zip


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