mod_invites

Introduction

This module is part of the suite of modules that implement invite-based account registration for Prosody. The other modules are:

This module manages the creation and consumption of invite codes for the host(s) it is loaded onto. It currently does not expose any admin/user-facing functionality (though in the future it will probably gain a way to view/manage pending invites).

Instead, other modules can use the API from this module to create invite tokens which can be used to e.g. register accounts or create automatic subscription approvals.

This module should not be confused with the similarly named mod_invite (note the missing ‘s’!). That module was a precursor to this one that helped test and prove the concept of invite-based registration, and is now deprecated.

Configuration

This module exposes just one option - the length of time that a generated invite should be valid for by default.

-- Configure the number of seconds a token is valid for (default 7 days)
invite_expiry = 86400 * 7

Invites setup

For a fully-featured invite-based setup, the following provides an example configuration:

-- Specify the external URL format of the invite links

VirtualHost "example.com"
    invites_page = "https://example.com/invite?{invite.token}"
    http_external_url = "https://example.com/"
    http_paths = {
        invites_page = "/invite";
        invites_register_web = "/register";
    }
    modules_enabled = {
        "invites";
        "invites_adhoc";
        "invites_page";
        "invites_register";
        "invites_register_web";

        "http_libjs"; -- See 'external dependencies' below
    }

Restart Prosody and create a new invite using an ad-hoc command in an XMPP client connected to your admin account, or use the command line:

prosodyctl mod_invites generate example.com

External dependencies

The default HTML templates for the web-based modules depend on some CSS and Javascript libraries. They expect these to be available at https://example.com/share. An easy way of doing this if you are on Debian 10 (buster) is to enable mod_http_libjs and install the following packages:

apt install libjs-bootstrap4 libjs-jquery

On other systems you will need to manually put these libraries somewhere on the filesystem that Prosody can read, and serve them using mod_http_libjs with a custom libjs_path setting.

Compatibility

0.11 and later.