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Welcome to Tigase XMPP Server 8.1.0! This is a feature release for Tigase XMPP Server v8 with a number of fixes and updates.
Tigase XMPP Server 8.1.0 Change notes and announcement
Following XMPP guidelines specified in Compliance Suites a number of extensions was included in this release:
webserviceto XEP-0156 (http-76)
SASL-EXTERNAL mechanism was added for server-to-server (federated, s2s) connections greatly improving compliance with XMPP network. It’s possible to use both SASL-EXTERNAL and Diallback depending on support in other servers.
When it comes to connectivity, Tigase XMPP Server sported Hardened Mode that adjusted networking security settings (supported protocols, cipher suites and keys' length where applicable). We decided include 3-level configuration option for Hardened Mode (roughly following Mozilla’s SSL Configuration Generator):
secure (default) and
strict and to further eliminate cipher suites that are currently considered insecure.
We also enabled by default our anti-spam plugin and because we like all-things-extensible we created a guide how to create your own pluggable filters for anti-spam-plugin.
It was always quite easy to configure and serve multiple domains in Tigase XMPP Server. In this release we made it even better! First of all - we included
Default VHost item, which allows configuring global defaults for the installation on the fly without having to change configuration files and restart the instance.
Internally, we introduced VHost Extensions - a mechanism that allows easy addition of configurable options that can be set on per-domain basis.
On top of that we reworked how SSL certificates are handled (especially wildcard ones) and now they are loaded and assigned to correct domain automatically - no need to configure star-certificates manually anymore.
Notifications send to mobile applications via Apple’s and Google’s push servers using Tigase’s PUSH component are now encrypted (#push-25), requires compatible clients)
MUC component now allows users to register permanent nickname, which makes it possible to receive PUSH notifications even if our client disconnects and is offline (#muc-115)
The (web) installer was simplified making setting up and configuring Tigase even easier (#http-78) - now it’s only needed to select desired database, provide it’s details and eventually adjust which components and plugins should be enabled or disabled, but we believe that provided defaults should work well in most of the cases.
After the installation and startup, it’s possible to see basic instance state via web browser either opening
/server/ endpoint (#server-1164), or local file from
logs/server-info.html) and manage the installation using Admin WebUI, that received slight visual face-lift (#http-90)
credentialIdto avoid confussion
SASL Custom Mechanisms and Configurationdocumentation