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TODO: check these instructions still work and change links to apache infra

titleBe Careful

Openfire (3.6.4) has a bug in it's DNS code, as described in this email message.


The open source Wave In a Box is delivered as a Java application that conforms to XEP-0114, the Jabber Component Protocol. In the examples below we show how to install the Wave Federation Prototype Server as an extension to the XMPP server, but it should run against any XEP-0114 compliant server. We also have instructions for using Prosody.

To run the Prototype Server you will first need to install the Openfire server. The instructions for installing Openfireare included below are for a Debian based Linux distribution and are there for your convenience, but any issues with installing Openfire should be directed to the standard Openfire community support.


Openfire is written in Java so you will need to make sure Java is installed on your machine. While WIAB should run on any platform with Java 6 the instructions below are only for Mac OSX and a Debian based Linux distribution.


For Mac OSX you will need to download Java from Apple.

After installing Java you will need to set the following environment variables:

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$ export JAVA_HOME=/System/Library/Frameworks/JavaVM.framework/Versions/1.6.0/Home
$ export PATH=$JAVA_HOME/bin:$PATH

Now visit the and download and install the Mac OSX version of Openfire.


Install Java 6:

$ apt-get install sun-java6-jdk sun-java6-fonts

Now download and install the Openfire server:

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$ wget
$ sudo dpkg -i openfire_3.6.4_all.deb
$ sudo /etc/init.d/openfire restart

Other Linux Distros

Other Linux distributions are not directly supported, but installation should work mostly in the same way as for Debian/Ubuntu. However, there have been many reported configuration issues that we are tracking.

Configure Openfire (all platforms)

After installing Openfire visit http://localhost:9090 with your browser. Substitute the domain name of the server you installed Openfire on for localhost if you didn't install it on your local machine. You will be guided through the setup process by a wizard. For the simplest installation select the defaults.

Configure Openfire for the Wave extension

Restart the server after you have finished the configuration. On Debian/Ubuntu you would restart it by:

$ sudo /etc/init.d/openfire restart

After the server has restarted login as admin and go to Server -> Server Settings -> External Components. Login using the name 'admin' and not the email address you gave during setup.

Enable external components on port 5275 and a default shared secret of your own choosing. Press save. Then add wave as a whitelisted component, by choosing a subdomain of wave and choose a shared secret for the wave extension. The shared secret and port number are arguments that will be passed to the wave extension.

Now go to Server -> Server Settings -> Security Settings. For "Server Connection Security" select "Custom" and enable "Server Dialback". Also check the "Accept self-signed certificates" check box.


The following changes are not required for the wave extension to work, but are good practices if you are running a public facing XMPP server.

Go to Server -> Server Settings -> Registration and Login. Disable
"Inband Account Registration". Disable "Change Password". Disable "Anonymous Login"
Enable server-server compression in "Compression Settings"
Disable file proxy transfer in "File Transfer Settings"
Now continue following the instructions for installing the server.