Contact List sharing shows stale data


Openfire supports 'contact list sharing'. With this feature, all members of a shared group can be made part of the contact list of a defined group of people. To which people this applies can be configured for each shared group:

  • no-one

  • members of the group itself

  • members of one or more other groups

  • everyone

There currently is a bug in Openfire, that affect the latter two scenario's. The contact list information is not correct in some cases.

This appears to be a cache-related issue, as:

  • the problem is not 100% reproducible

  • clearing of caches appears to alleviate the problem.




Daryl Herzmann
February 17, 2017, 3:04 PM

Going to mark as resolved, hopefully folks test 4.1.2 and report back if the issue remains. Will be releasing 4.1.2 shortly.

Katelyn Schiesser
February 13, 2017, 11:56 PM

Thanks. I'm seeing what we can do to test this.

February 13, 2017, 9:36 PM

Katelyn, the fix has been applied. You can try the nightly build from here (don't know your platform so can't give a better link)

February 13, 2017, 5:46 PM

Maybe the issue originated from the older change in 3.8.0 but it was intensified by some other change in 4.1.0. I think applying this fix and letting affecting users try it out is better than nothing.

Katelyn Schiesser
January 29, 2017, 8:46 PM

I'm also seeing this issue in 4.1.1 - I am able to temporarily resolve it by going to Edit Group -> Contact List (Roster) Sharing, and then selecting 'All Users' - saving - then going back and selecting 'The following groups:' ... putting it back to how it was.

This seems to force a client update and the groups show up.



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