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

For details and a full overview, start with the mod_invites documentation.


mod_invites_api provides an authenticated HTTP API to create invites using mod_invites.

You can use the command-line to create and manage API keys.


There are no specific configuration options for this module.

All the usual HTTP configuration options can be used to configure this module.

API usage

Step 1: Create an API key, with an optional name to help you remember what it is for

$ prosodyctl mod_invites_api create "My test key"

Tip: Remember to put quotes around your key name if it contains spaces.

The command will print out a key:


Step 2: Make a HTTP request to Prosody, containing the key

$ curl -v

Prosody will respond with a HTTP status code “201 Created” to indicate creation of the invite, and per HTTP’s usual rules, the URL of the created invite page will be in the Location header:

< HTTP/1.1 201 Created
< Access-Control-Max-Age: 7200
< Connection: Keep-Alive
< Access-Control-Allow-Origin: *
< Date: Sun, 13 Sep 2020 09:50:19 GMT
< Access-Control-Allow-Headers: Content-Type
< Access-Control-Allow-Methods: OPTIONS, GET
< Content-Length: 0
< Location:

Sometimes for convenience, you may want to just visit the URL in the browser. Append &redirect=true to the URL, and instead Prosody will return a 303 See Other response code, which will tell the browser to redirect straight to the newly-created invite. This is super handy in a bookmark :)

If using the API programmatically, it is recommended to put the key in the Authorization header if possible. This is quite simple:

Authorization: Bearer HTwALnKL/73UUylA-2ZJbu9x1XMATuIbjWpip8ow1

Key management

At any time you can view authorized keys using:

prosodyctl mod_invites_api list

This will list out the id of each key, and the name if set:

HTwALnKL    My test key

You can revoke a key by passing this key id to the ’delete` sub-command:

prosodyctl mod_invites_api delete HTwALnKL


With the plugin installer in Prosody 0.12 you can use:

sudo prosodyctl install --server= mod_invites_api

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