This module implements XEP-0363, versions 0.2 and 0.3, which let clients upload files over HTTP.


mod_http_upload relies on Prosodys HTTP server and mod_http for serving HTTP requests. See Prosodys HTTP server documentation for information about how to configure ports, HTTP Host names etc.

The module can be added as a new Component definition:

Alternatively it can be added to modules_enabled like other modules.


Max size

A maximum file size can be set by:

Default is 1MB (1024*1024).

This can not be set over the value of http_max_content_size (default 10M). Consider mod_http_upload_external instead of attempting to increase this limit.

Max age

Files can be set to be deleted after some time:

Expired files are deleted when a new upload slot is requested,

A command exists to invoke expiry:

prosodyctl mod_http_upload expire [optional list of users]

User quota

A total maximum size of all uploaded files per user can be set by:

A request for a slot that would take an user over quota is denied.


By default, uploaded files are put in a sub-directory of the default Prosody storage path (usually /var/lib/prosody). This can be changed:


Works with Prosody 0.9.x and later.