Web chat using Strophe and Apache Vysper
I was told about Apache Vysper by a colleague at work and thought I’d give it a try. It is very much in development, lacks documentation, and clustering support for those looking to scale.
I’ll replace Openfire in the web chat setup I did in Web chat using Strophe and Openfire. You’ll need a more feature-rich client than trophyim to be able to add users to the roster and such. I used Jitsi.
Grab a copy of Vysper version 0.7. Extract it to any folder. You’ll need a JVM to run the server. Let us configure a few things by editing file
spring-config.xml located in the config folder.
Locate the following lines and change the domain name - your machine name should do fine or localhost
<!-- TODO change domain name to your domain --> <constructor-arg value="localhost"/>
Locate the following lines and change the admin user domain and password. Add more users if you wish.
<bean id="addUsers" class="org.apache.vysper.spring.AddUserHelper"> <constructor-arg index="0"> <map> <entry key="admin@localhost" value="passw0rd" /> <entry key="friend@localhost" value="passw0rd" />
Uncomment the following line - thus enabling BOSH
Uncomment the BOSH endpoint configuration
<bean id="boshEndpoint" class="org.apache.vysper.xmpp.extension.xep0124.BoshEndpoint"> <property name="accessControlAllowOrigin"> <list><value>*</value></list> </property> <property name="port" value="8080" /> <property name="contextPath" value="/bosh" /> </bean>
Head to the command line and execute
run.sh from the bin folder. If all goes well, you should be able to access http://localhost:8080/bosh/ from the browser.
You’ll need to change the variable
trophyim.js file. Assign it the value
http://localhost:8080/bosh/. Launch trophyim by opening
index.html in the browser using the
file:// url scheme. You can use a client like Jitsi to setup contacts, and try chatting with them using trophyim.
We do not require an HTTP server and proxy. I suspect Vysper supports CORS out of the box. That is good news indeed.