I am getting extremely frustrated trying to get Openfire to do something that should be very simple. I want to restrict users to a specific security group in LDAP. Every time I try to add what I think will be the correct AD value in System Properties, nothing works...and if I restart the service afterwards, it totally breaks the whole system and I can't login again. Every time this happens, I have to totally start from scratch and reinstall, because I can't create a local admin user for when the AD stuff breaks.
I have searched all over here and find conflicting info on what steps I need to take to restrict Openfire to a specific AD group. I set up the integration with no problem at all, it's this specific piece that no longer works.
A year or so ago, I had this working just fine with ldap.searchFilter as shown here. The security group is called SparkIM.
If I add this now to that ldap.searchFilter field, it will break Openfire as I described above. Can anyone provide any tips on what I might be doing wrong?