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mod_pubsub_post: Add a README
author Kim Alvefur <>
date Sun, 03 Jun 2018 14:12:15 +0200
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# Introduction

Lets you easily publish data to PubSub using a HTTP POST request. The
payload can be Atom feeds, arbitrary XML, or arbitrary JSON. The type
should be indicated via the `Content-Type` header.

``` {.bash}
curl http://localhost:5280/pubsub_post/princely_musings \
    -H "Content-Type: application/json" \
    --data-binary '{"musing":"To be, or not to be: that is the question"}'

# Configuration

## Authentication

Authentication can be handled in two different ways.

### None

``` {.lua}
pubsub_post_actor = "superuser"

The module uses an internal actor that has all privileges and can always
do everything. It is strongly suggested that you do not expose this to
the Internet. *Maybe* it shouldn't be the default...

### IP

``` {.lua}
pubsub_post_actor = "request.ip"

Uses the IP address from the HTTP request as actor, which means this
pseudo-JID must be given a 'publisher' affiliation. This should work
nicely with the `autocreate_on_publish` setting, where the first actor
to attempt to publish to a non-existant node becomes owner of it, which
includes publishing rights.

Prosodys PubSub module does not currently support [setting affiliations
via XMPP](,
but this is planned.

It can however be done from another plugin:

``` {.lua}
local mod_pubsub = module:depends("pubsub");
local pubsub = mod_pubsub.service;

pubsub:create("princely_musings", true);
pubsub:set_affiliation("princely_musings", true, "", "publisher");