Authenticating Active Directory Server users to Openfire Server

Authenticating Active Directory Server users to Openfire Server

In a previous guide, we successfully installed openfire and made some basic configuration to our openfire server. We have even gone further to login users added manually to our server. The bad news though, is that, manually adding users to our openfire server can be a hassle if we have a very large network of users.

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Zentyal Instant Messenging Server Guide

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Instant messenging has been around for quite some time and it is very important for the day to day running of many businesses today. There are a lot of solutions out there to take care of the communication needs of an organization. However, we will focus on using zentyal instant messenging server in this guide.

Previously, we learnt how to install zentyal as a domain controller serving the small and medium businesses.

We also learnt how to use our zentyal server as an email server for linux users and windows client.

WHAT IS INSTANT MESSENGING

Instant messenging has to do with sending someone an instant text message, but this time, using specialized software so that the person sees the message in real time or instantly and can reply immediately. Usually, the software alerts you when someone is online and you are able to transmit messages back and forth in real time.

Assuming you already have your install of zentyal, and now want to enable your organization to communicate in real time and to resolve issues faster, follow the zentyal instant messenging server guide below.

The first thing to be done is to login to zentyal dashboard and click on software management and then zentyal component. This step is necessary because we do not already have the instant messaging feature on our zentyal system. We therefore need to install the module onto our system.

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