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mod_measure_malloc: port to most recent trunk statistics API
author Jonas Schäfer <>
date Tue, 25 May 2021 19:01:54 +0200
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summary: 'Test account credentials using HTTP'


This module lets you test whether a set of credentials are valid,
using Prosody's configured authentication mechanism.

This is useful as an easy way to allow other (e.g. non-XMPP) applications
to authenticate users using their XMPP credentials.


To test credentials, issue a simple GET request with HTTP basic auth:

    GET /auth_check HTTP/1.1
    Authorization: Basic <base64(jid:password)>

Prosody will return a 2xx code on success (user exists and credentials are
correct), or 401 if the credentials are invalid. Any other code may be returned
if there is a problem handling the request.

### Example usage

Here follows some example usage using `curl`.

    curl http://prosody.local:5280/auth_check -u