Basic Configuration Options (External Component)

As for all Tigase components you can load it and configure it via file described in details in another guide. This document describes how to load the component and set the initial configuration to accept or initiate connections for an external component.

First thing to do is to specify the component class and the component name which must be unique within the Tigase installation. The most commonly name used is ext and the class is tigase.server.ext.ComponentProtocol.

Following 2 lines in the will load the component during the server startup time:

--comp-name-1 = ext
--comp-class-1 = tigase.server.ext.ComponentProtocol

While this would load the component, there are no additional configurations provided to the component would be practically useless. It is possible to add necessary parameters (external domains, passwords) during run-time via ad-hoc commands. It is generally a good practice to provide some initial parameters in the configuration file too.

There are two additional properties used for setting initial configuration for external components connections: --external and --bind-ext-hostnames.

These two properties are very well described on the online documentation, therefore I will focus on practical and working examples here.