mod_register_web

Introduction

There are various reasons to prefer web registration instead of "in-band" account registration over XMPP. For example the lack of CAPTCHA support in clients and servers.

Details

mod_register_web has Prosody serve a web page where users can sign up for an account. It implements reCaptcha to prevent automated sign-ups (from bots, etc.).

Configuration

The module is served on Prosody's default HTTP ports at the path /register_web. More details on configuring HTTP modules in Prosody can be found in our HTTP documentation.

To configure the CAPTCHA you need to supply a 'captcha_options' option:

    captcha_options = {
      recaptcha_private_key = "12345";
      recaptcha_public_key = "78901";
    }

The keys for reCaptcha are available in your reCaptcha account, visit recaptcha.net for more info.

If no reCaptcha options are set, a simple built in captcha is used.

Compatibility

0.9 Works
0.8 Doesn't work

Todo

Lots. The module is very basic at the moment. In particular I would like to see:

Customisation (CSS and/or HTML)

Different CAPTCHA implementation support

Collection of additional data, such as email address

The module kept simple!