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"Prosody is a modern XMPP communication server (aka Jabber). It aims to be easy to set up and configure, and efficient with system resources. Additionally, for developers it aims to be easy to extend and give a flexible system on which to rapidly develop added functionality, or prototype new protocols."


These instructions are for SME Server 9.0 64-bit only.

Prosody (v0.9.12-1) is available from the epel repository, so you have to enable the epel repository. After enabling the epel repository, prosody can be installed with:

yum install prosody lua-ldap lua-event --enablerepo=epel


Adding service and open ports

To automatically start Prosody at boot and configure the ports:

ln -s /etc/rc.d/init.d/e-smith-service /etc/rc7.d/S99prosody
config set prosody service 
config setprop prosody status enabled
config setprop prosody access private
config setprop prosody TCPPort 5222
config setprop prosody UDPPort 5222

You can toggle the access property to enable public/private access.

Then to apply the new service:

signal-event remoteaccess-update

Configuration file

Prosody's configuration file is located at:

Important.png Note:
Please note that the latest version now has split configuration files. One for server wide settings and one for each virtual host. So the below example config file should be adjusted accordingly.

The basic settings you have to change to run your prosody server on your domain (replace "" with ""):

admins = {""}
allow_registration = true
VirtualHost "localhost"
VirtualHost ""
enabled = true

You can now start prosody by entering:

service prosody start

Any XMPP client can register itself on your server or you can use LDAP authentication so that your SME Server users automatically have access to your XMPP server.

Register yourself as "admin" to be an administrator as defined in the configuration file.

Modules configuration


LDAP configuration



For further and detailed configuration of the Prosody server and services, please see the Prosody documentation