[Operators] OpenFire Ciphers/ Certificates article

Christian Reiß email at christian-reiss.de
Wed Dec 17 12:25:57 UTC 2014

Hey Mathieu,

thanks for the nice words :)

Regarding the Pre-TLS auth options I honestly do not know. I always took
comfort in the fact that no auth can proceed before startssl took place,
so I always saw those options as "there, but defunct".

If anyone here knows how to disable all auth mechanisms prior to
startssl I am more than happy to extend that article :)


On 17/12/14 13:00, Mathieu Pasquet wrote:
> Hello,
> It was a good read, thank you. I have been assuming for a while that
> achieving decent security levels with openfire was close to impossible,
> and I am glad to see that while it needs some tinkering, it is still
> possible.
> That being said, it appears your server still offers the possibility of
> unencrypted connection and, more concerning, PLAIN through an unencrypted
> connection, which is quite bad from a security point of view. Is that
> impossible to prevent using openfire?
> I would also suggest the subjectAltName extension instead of the Common
> Name for setting up the certificate, but it works anyway.


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