mod_measure_active_users

Introduction

This module calculates the number of daily, weekly and monthly active users - often abbreviated as DAU, WAU and MAU.

These metrics are more accurate for determining how many people are actually using a service. For example simply counting registered accounts will typically include many dormant accounts that aren’t really being used. Many servers also track the number of connected users. This is a useful metric for many purposes, but it is generally lower than the actual number of users - because some users may only connect at certain times of day.

The module defines “activity” as any login/logout event during the time period, and for this it depends on mod_lastlog2 being loaded (it reads the data stored by mod_lastlog2). Each individual user is only counted once.

“Daily” means any event within the past 24 hours, “weekly” means within the past 7 days, and “monthly” means within the past 30 days.

Details

The user count is calculated shortly after startup, and then recalculated hourly after that.

Metrics are exported using Prosody’s built-in statistics API.

There is no configuration for this module.

Compatibility

Requires Prosody 0.11 or later with mod_lastlog2 enabled.