XMPP Protocol Support (Jabber!)
This transport was deprecated in 5.8.0 and has been removed in a 5.9.0!
We have support for XMPP (Jabber) as a transport in ActiveMQ.
To use just add a connector as follows
And you can now use XMPP to connect to the broker & send and receive messages.
Some versions of the broker (5.0-5.2) does not include WoodStox library by default, which could impact ActiveMQ XMPP funcionality. You should have a library named like
XMPP Support in Apache ActiveMQ
ActiveMQ provides a bidirectional bridge between ActiveMQ messages and XMPP.
Using a Jabber Client
Basically, you should be able to connect from any Jabber-compatible client to the broker. The below example is using Spark 2.0.0 version. For more details on connecting with different clients take a look at #Jabber clients compatibility.
To connect to Apache ActiveMQ try the following...
Some Jabber clients (like iChat) insist on usernames in forms of username@host, so in that case just append @localhost to your username
Some Jabber clients like to auto-discover the host and port. You need to explicitly disable this feature so you can explicitly configure localhost as the host and 61222 as the port.
e.g. on Spark go to the Advanced tab and disable the Automatically discover host and port
4. You should now see the following screen...
5. Now click on the Join Conference Room button (next to the Add Contact button) and the following dialog should appear
6. Now press the Create or Join Room button to get the following dialog. Enter a JMS topic name, in this case foo.bar and you're good to go...
7. Now your chat window should appear for talking and listening to the topic foo.bar. So start typing to test things out.
8. Now if you go to the Topic Console in the Web Console you should see the topic has been created
9. If you now click on the Send To link next to the foo.bar topic you can send a message to the topic from the web console.
10. Press send and you should see the chat appear on the chat window
Jabber clients compatibility
Here you can find specfic issues and workarounds for various Jabber clients. If you have some of your own, please post them here.