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#summary MQTT interface to Prosody's pubsub
#labels Stage-Beta

= Introduction =

[ MQTT] is a lightweight binary pubsub protocol suited to embedded devices. This module provides a way for MQTT clients to connect to Prosody and publish or subscribe to local pubsub nodes.

= Details =

MQTT has the concept of 'topics' (similar to XMPP's pubsub 'nodes'). mod_pubsub_mqtt maps pubsub nodes to MQTT topics of the form `HOST/NODE', e.g. ``.

== Limitations ==
The current implementation is quite basic, and in particular:

  * Authentication is not supported
  * SSL/TLS is not supported
  * Only QoS level 0 is supported

== Payloads ==
XMPP payloads are always XML, but MQTT does not define a payload format. Therefore mod_pubsub_mqtt will attempt to convert data of certain recognised payload types. Currently supported:

  * JSON (see [ XEP-0335] for the format)
  * Plain UTF-8 text (wrapped inside `<data xmlns=""/>`)

All other XMPP payload types are sent to the client directly as XML. Data published by MQTT clients is currently never translated, and always treated as UTF-8 text.

= Configuration =

There is no special configuration for this module. Simply load it on your pubsub host like so:

Component "" "pubsub"
    modules_enabled = { "pubsub_mqtt" }

You may also configure which port(s) mod_pubsub_mqtt listens on using Prosody's standard config directives, such as `mqtt_ports`. Network settings *must* be specified in the global section of the config file, not under any particular pubsub component. The default port is 1883 (MQTT's standard port number).

= Compatibility =
|| trunk || Works ||
|| 0.9 || Works ||
|| 0.8 || Doesn't work ||