This module provides a RESTful method for sending XMPP stanzas.

This enables you to send stanzas by making HTTP requests to http://${prosody-url}/rest.

DANGER/ACHTUNG!: This module does NOT enforce any authentication or user-checking. This means that by default stanzas can be sent anyone on behalf of any user.

You should enable mod_http_authentication, to require authentication for calls made to this module, or alternatively, you could use a reverse proxy like Nginx.

To enable this module

Add "http_rest" to modules_enabled, either globally or for a particular virtual host.

How to test:

You can use curl to make the HTTP request to Prosody, to test whether this module is working properly:

curl -k http://localhost:5280/rest -u username:password -H "Content-Type: text/xml" -d '<iq to="pubsub.localhost" type="set" id="4dd1a1e3-ef91-4017-a5aa-eaba0a82eb94-1" from="user@localhost"><pubsub xmlns=""><publish node="Test mod_rest.lua"><item>Hello World!</item></publish></pubsub></iq>'


With the plugin installer in Prosody 0.12 you can use:

sudo prosodyctl install --server= mod_http_rest

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

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