This module enables support for sending “push notifications” to clients that need it, typically those running on certain mobile devices.
As well as this module, your client must support push notifications (the apps that need it generally do, of course) and the app developer’s push gateway must be reachable from your Prosody server (this happens over a normal XMPP server-to-server ‘s2s’ connection).
Some platforms, notably Apple’s iOS and many versions of Android, impose limits that prevent applications from running or accessing the network in the background. This makes it difficult or impossible for an XMPP application to remain reliably connected to a server to receive messages.
In order for messaging and other apps to receive notifications, the OS vendors run proprietary servers that their OS maintains a permanent connection to in the background. Then they provide APIs to application developers that allow sending notifications to specific devices via those servers.
When you connect to your server with an app that requires push notifications, it will use this module to set up a “push registration”. When you receive a message but your device is not connected to the server, this module will generate a notification and send it to the push gateway operated by your application’s developers). Their gateway will then connect to your device’s OS vendor and ask them to forward the notification to your device. When your device receives the notification, it will display it or wake up the app so it can connect to XMPP and receive any pending messages.
This protocol is described for developers in XEP-0357: Push Notifications.
Some clients, notably Siskin and Snikket iOS need some additional extensions that are not currently defined in a standard XEP. To support these clients, see mod_cloud_notify_extensions.
||The body text to use when the stanza is important (see above), no message body is sent if this is empty|
||How much persistent push errors are tolerated before notifications for the identifier in question are disabled|
||The number of allowed devices per user (the oldest devices are automatically removed if this threshold is reached)|
||Number of seconds to extend the smacks timeout if no push was triggered yet (default: 72 hours)|
||Whether or not to send the real message body to remote pubsub node. Without end-to-end encryption, enabling this may expose your message contents to your client developers and OS vendor. Not recommended.|
||Whether or not to send the real message sender to remote pubsub node. Enabling this may expose your contacts to your client developers and OS vendor. Not recommended.|
(*) There are privacy implications for enabling these options.
To cooperate with mod_smacks this
module consumes some events:
smacks-hibernation-end. These events allow this module to
send out notifications for messages received while the session is
hibernated by mod_smacks or even when
smacks acknowledgements for messages are delayed by a certain amount of
seconds configurable with the mod_smacks
smacks_max_ack_delay setting allows to send out
notifications to clients which aren’t already in smacks hibernation
state (because the read timeout or connection close didn’t already
happen) but also aren’t responding to acknowledgement request in a
timely manner. This setting thus allows conversations to be smoother
under such circumstances.
The new event
cloud-notify-ping can be used by any
module to send out a cloud notification to either all registered
endpoints for the given user or only the endpoints given in the event
The config setting
be used to specify an alternative body text to send to the remote pubsub
node if the stanza is encrypted or has a body. This way the real
contents of the message aren’t revealed to the push appserver but it can
still see that the push is important. This is used by Chatsecure on iOS
to send out high priority pushes in those cases for example.
Note: This module should be used with Lua 5.2 and higher. Using it with Lua 5.1 may cause push notifications to not be sent to some clients.
|0.9||Support dropped, use last supported version 675726ab06d3|