This module simplifies setup of Converse.js by serving it from Prosodys internal http server along with generated configuration to match the local VirtualHost. It becomes available on an URL like


The module uses general Prosody options for basic configuration. It should just work after loading it.

modules_enabled = {
    -- other modules...


Authentication settings are used determine whether to configure Converse.js to use login or anonymous mode.

Connection methods

mod_conversejs also determines the BOSH and WebSocket URL automatically, see their respective documentation for how to configure them. Both connection methods are loaded automatically.

Auto-loading of mod_bosh or mod_websocket can be prevented by adding it to modules_disabled but note that at least one of them must be allowed for Converse.js to work.


The module is served on Prosody’s default HTTP ports at the path /conversejs. More details on configuring HTTP modules in Prosody can be found in our HTTP documentation.


The HTML and JS can be customized either by editing the included template.html and template.js files or configuring your own like:

conversejs_html_template = "/path/to/my-template.html"
conversejs_js_template = "/path/to/my-template.js"

The HTML template uses Prosodys util.interpolation template library while the JS template has %s where generated settings are injected.


To pass other Converse.js options, or override the derived settings, one can set conversejs_options like this:

conversejs_options = {
    debug = true;
    view_mode = "fullscreen";

Note that the following options are automatically provided, and overriding them may cause problems:

mod_bosh and/or mod_websocket are automatically enabled if available and the respective endpoint is included in the generated options.

Loading resources

By default the module will load the main script and CSS from For privacy or performance reasons you may want to load the scripts from somewhere else.

To use a local distribution or build of Converse.js set conversejs_resources to the local path of “dist” directory:

conversejs_resources = "/usr/src/conversejs/dist";

To use a different web server or CDN simply use the conversejs_cdn option:

conversejs_cdn = ""

To select a specific version of Converse.js, you may override the version:

conversejs_version = "5.0.0"

Note that versions other than the default may not have been tested with this module, and may include incompatible changes.

Finally, if you can override all of the above and just specify links directly to the CSS and JS files:

conversejs_script = ""
conversejs_css = ""

Additional tags

To add additional tags to the module, such as custom CSS or scripts, you may use the conversejs_tags option:

conversejs_tags = {
        -- Load custom CSS
        [[<link rel="stylesheet" href="">]];

        -- Load libsignal-protocol.js for OMEMO support (GPLv3; be aware of licence implications)
        [[<script src=""></script>]];

The example above uses the [[ and ]] syntax simply because it will not conflict with any embedded quotes.

Custimizing the generated PWA options

conversejs_name = "Service name" -- Also used as the web page title
conversejs_short_name = "Shorter name"
conversejs_description = "Description of the service"
conversejs_manifest_icons = {
        src = "",
        sizes = "512x512",
        src = "",
        sizes = "192x192",
        src = "",
        sizes = "192x192",
        src = "",
        sizes = "512x512",
conversejs_pwa_color = "#397491"


Prosody version state
0.9 Does not work
0.10 Should work
0.11 Works
trunk Works


With the plugin installer in Prosody 0.12 you can use:

sudo prosodyctl install --server= mod_conversejs

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