Learn How To Install Openfire XMPP Server on a Debian VPS

June 5, 2019

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If you are using a different system, please check our other tutorials.

This guide assumes that you have a brand-new Debian VPS from IT Web Services, using root. If you aren’t logged in as root, type:

su -

… then enter your root password. You will be logged into the root account.

Openfire is an XMPP server program developed by Ignite Realtime. It has advanced features such as a web control panel and plugin support.


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Step 1: Downloading Openfire

Openfire Debian packages can be downloaded from the official website by copying the link address of the .deb package. Once you have the address, you can use wget to download it to your VPS.

wget -O openfire.deb http://your.copied.link/

At the time of writing, the command in full would look like this:

wget -O openfire.deb http://www.igniterealtime.org/downloads/download-landing.jsp?file=openfire/openfire_3.10.0_all.deb

Step 2: Installing Openfire

To install, run the following dpkg command.

dpkg --install openfire.deb

Openfire will now be installed and started as a service.

Step 3: Accessing the web panel

To finish the installation, you must go through the setup wizard in the web panel. To access the panel, go to http://your.ip:9090/ and follow the setup wizard.

And that’s it! Openfire is now installed and running on your VPS. Anyone with a configured XMPP client can connect via your IP.

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