[ejabberd] Alternate authentication for BOSH clients?

Pradeep Elankumaran pradeep at intridea.com
Sat May 30 01:10:33 MSD 2009


Strophe is an excellent library. We've been using it on production
here at presentlyapp.com for a few months now, not a single problem so
far.

- Pradeep

On Fri, May 29, 2009 at 2:08 PM, Paul Kinlan <paul.kinlan at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> Wow, that's actually enough for me to start moving across to strophe.js - I
> am pretty sure jQuery.bosh.js doesn't support this.
> Paul
>
> 2009/5/29 Pradeep Elankumaran <pradeep at intridea.com>
>>
>> Arne,
>> You would pre-authenticate in your web application's code, then pass
>> in variables to your html templates.
>> Jack Moffit has a nice write-up about this:
>> http://metajack.im/2008/10/03/getting-attached-to-strophe/
>>
>> Also, if you're using Rails, you should use ruby_bosh
>> http://github.com/skyfallsin/ruby_bosh/tree/master
>>
>> Hope this helps.
>> - Pradeep
>>
>> On Fri, May 29, 2009 at 1:42 PM, Arne Claassen <arne at getorganyzd.com>
>> wrote:
>> > I'm sorry if this has been covered before, but i'm looking into
>> > automatically logging users on our site into the our ejabberd server
>> > when
>> > they visit a page using a bosh client. I have an authenticated session
>> > in
>> > the browser and know their user name and jid, but i don't want to have a
>> > non-secure web page deliver the password to the bosh component for
>> > login.
>> > I'd prefer to let it either use a one-time key or pass on the web
>> > session
>> > key. But at the same time, users should still be able to log in with an
>> > Xmpp
>> > Client and their user/pass. Is there a hook in ejabberd for that can
>> > either
>> > call a webservice for authentication, or do i need a custom module? I
>> > figure
>> > others using ejabberd for presence on their website must have run into
>> > this
>> > before. Any pointers would be appreciated.
>> >
>> > arne
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