Module Description

This module implements XEP-0077: In-Band Registration, allowing users to register accounts on the server via XMPP. Use of this module on Internet-facing servers is not recommended.


  • iqdisc (default: one_queue)
  • access (atom, default: all): Defines which ACL should be used for checking if a chosen username is allowed for registration.
  • welcome_message ({Subject :: string(), Body :: string()}, default: {"", ""}): Body and subject of a <message> stanza sent to new users.
  • registration_watchers (list of binaries, default: []): List of JIDs, which should receive a <message> notification about every successful registration.
  • password_strength (non-negative integer, default: 0): Specifies minimal entropy of allowed password. Entropy is measured with ejabberd_auth:entropy/1. Recommended minimum is 32. The entropy calculation algorithm is described in a section below.
  • ip_access (list of {deny|allow, StringIP|StringSubnet, default:[]`): Access list for specified IPs or networks. Default value allows registration from every IP.

Example configuration

Allow registrations from localhost:

{mod_register, [{allow, ""}]} 

Deny registration from network with mask

{mod_register, [{deny, ""}]}


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Name Type Description (when it gets incremented)
[Host, modRegisterCount] spiral A user registers via mod_register module.
[Host, modUnregisterCount] spiral A user unregisters via mod_register module.

Entropy calculation algorithm

Entropy = length(Password) * log(X) / log(2)

Where X is initially set to 0 and certain values are added if at least one of these bytes are present:

  • Lower case character: 26
  • Upper case character: 26
  • Digit: 9
  • Printable ASCII (0x21 - 0x7e): 33
  • Any other value: 128

Note: These values are added only once, no matter how many bytes of specific type are found.

Example entropies:

  • kotek: ~23.5
  • abc123: ~30.8
  • L33tSp34k: ~53.4
  • CamelCase: ~51.3
  • lowUP1#:: ~45.9
  • lowUP1#❤: ~78