This module authenticates users against hashed credentials stored in a plain text file. The format is the same as that used by reTurnServer.


Name Default Description
auth_ha1_file auth.txt Path to the authentication file

Prosody reads the auth file at startup and on reload (e.g. SIGHUP).

File Format

The file format is text, with one user per line. Each line is broken into four fields separated by colons (‘:’):

Field Description
username The user’s login name
ha1 An MD5 hash of “username:host:password”
host The XMPP hostname
status The status of the account. Prosody expects this to be just the text “authorized”

More info can be found here.


Constructing the hashes can be done manually using any MD5 utility, such as md5sum. For example the user ‘john’ has the password ‘hunter2’, and his hash can be calculated like this:

echo -n "" | md5sum -


0.9 Works
0.10 Works


With the plugin installer in Prosody 0.12 you can use:

sudo prosodyctl install --server= mod_auth_ha1

For earlier versions see the documentation for installing 3rd party modules