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  1. Openfire
  2. OF-1823

Admin console design improvements

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    • Type: Improvement
    • Status: Open
    • Priority: Major
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Affects Version/s: None
    • Fix Version/s: None
    • Component/s: Admin Console
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      Description

      The Openfire administration console (including the setup wizard) is one of the first things that administrators see of Openfire. It's user experience affects only a small group of people, but those are likely to include possibly decision makers. It would be good to offer a good user experience to those.

      The design of the Openfire admin console is dated. It should be improved.

      Important requirements:

      • The admin console must be usable by a very wide array of (desktop-based) browsers. Note that, in larger organisations, people might be forced to use specific (often old) browsers).
      • The admin console can be extended through plugins (see the [Plugin Developer Guide|http://download.igniterealtime.org/openfire/docs/latest/documentation/plugin-dev-guide.html])
        • It must remain possible to add admin console pages through plugins. If the way to do this changes, then the documentation linked above should be modified to reflect these changes.
        • The admin console pages of existing/old plugins (that have "old style" designed admin pages) must remain functional.
      • The administrative console functionality has important security aspects. The amount of attack vectors should be kept at a minimum. The implementation of the new design should not include unnecessary libraries or frameworks - neither home-grown or third-party provided. It is perfectly acceptable to include some libraries, but we should keep the code base concise.

      Nice-to-haves:

      • Support for mobile phones

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            Assignee:
            manasse Manasse Ngudia
            Reporter:
            guus Guus der Kinderen
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