This module lets you test whether a set of credentials are valid, using Prosody’s configured authentication mechanism.
This is useful as an easy way to allow other (e.g. non-XMPP) applications to authenticate users using their XMPP credentials.
To test credentials, issue a simple GET request with HTTP basic auth:
GET /auth_check HTTP/1.1 Authorization: Basic <base64(jid:password)>
Prosody will return a 2xx code on success (user exists and credentials are correct), or 401 if the credentials are invalid. Any other code may be returned if there is a problem handling the request.
Here follows some example usage using
curl http://prosody.local:5280/data/accounts -u firstname.lastname@example.org:secr1t