changeset 3006:e6f91e00b507

mod_http_roster_admin: Add missing protocol docs
author Matthew Wild <>
date Sun, 29 Apr 2018 08:33:54 +0100
parents 902ecd6400bd
children af1b3cef52e1
files mod_http_roster_admin/README.markdown
diffstat 1 files changed, 31 insertions(+), 1 deletions(-) [+]
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--- a/mod_http_roster_admin/README.markdown	Tue Apr 17 14:00:40 2018 +0200
+++ b/mod_http_roster_admin/README.markdown	Sun Apr 29 08:33:54 2018 +0100
@@ -44,7 +44,37 @@
 set to ā€œā€, then Prosody will make a
 GET request to
-## Notifying Prosody of roster changes
+## Protocol
+### Fetching rosters (Prosody to web app)
+Prosody considers the web application to always hold the most accurate and up-to-date
+version of the user's roster. When a user first connects, Prosody fetches the roster
+from the web application and caches it internally.
+Prosody will make a GET request to the URL specified in Prosody's configuration parameter
+'http_roster_url'. In this URL, the pattern '%s' is replaced by an URL-encoded username.
+For example, when the user 'john' connects to Prosody, and http_roster_url is set
+to "", Prosody will make a GET request to "".
+The web app must return a JSON object, where each key is the JID of a contact, and the corresponding
+value is data about that contact.
+If the user 'john' has friends 'marie' and 'michael', the web app would return a HTTP '200 OK' response
+with the following contents:
+    {
+        "": {
+            "name": "Marie"
+        },
+        "": {
+            "name": "Michael"
+        }
+    }
+### Notifying Prosody of roster changes
 The external service needs to notify Prosody whenever a user's roster
 changes. To do this, it must make an HTTP POST request to either: