This module adds support for reading AWS IAM access credentials from EC2 instance metadata, to allow Prosody modules to gain role-based access to AWS services.


modules_enabled = {

There is no other configuration.

Usage in other modules

Other modules can import the credentials as a shared table:

local aws_credentials = module:shared("/*/aws_profile/credentials");
do_something(aws_credentials.access_key, aws_credentials.secret_key);

Note that credentials are time-limited, and will change periodically. The shared table will automatically be updated. If you need to know when this happens, you can also hook the 'aws_profile/credentials-refreshed' event:

module:hook_global("aws_profile/credentials-refreshed", function (new_credentials)
  -- do something with new_credentials.access_key/secret_key


Meant for use with Prosody 0.11.x, may work in older versions.


With the plugin installer in Prosody 0.12 you can use:

sudo prosodyctl install --server= mod_aws_profile

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