Tigase Advanced Options

This section is designed to include a number of advanced configuration options available within Tigase, but may not have a relevant section yet to house them.

Using CAPTCHA for in-band registration

To reduce false or spam registrations to Tigase XMPP Server, there is now the ability to add CAPTCHA forms as a part of the in-band registration. The CAPTCHA will generate a random math equation and ask the user registering a new account to answer it. This may be enabled as a sub-option of enabling registration in config.tdsl:

'sess-man' {
    'jabber:iq:register' {
        captchaRequired = 'true'
    }
}

Note

Because some clients do not refresh a registration form after an unsuccessful attempt, this option allows 3 retries with the same CAPTCHA.

3 unsuccessful attempts will result in the captcha being invalidated and a client will receive an error message.

Enabling Empty Nicknames

Tigase can now support users with empty nicknames. This can be enabled by adding the following code in config.tdsl.

'sess-man' {
    'jabber:iq:roster' {
        empty_name_enabled = 'true'
    }
}

Enable Silent Ignore on Packets Delivered to Unavailable Resources

You can now have Tigase ignore packets delivered to unavailable resources to avoid having a packet bounce around and create unnecessary traffic. You may set this globally, within standard message handling only, or within the AMP component using the following settings:

Globally:

'sess-man' {
    'silently-ignore-message' = 'true'
}

Message Processing Only:

'sess-man' {
    message {
        'silently-ignore-message' = 'true'
    }
}

AMP Component:

'sess-man' {
    amp () {
        'silently-ignore-message' = 'true'
}

Mechanism to count errors within Tigase

A new processor within statistics has been added to count the number of errors that Tigase returns. This processor, named error-counter, will count all errors returned by Tigase, however by default the number is always zero if it is not enabled. It can be found as an MBean object in JMX under ErrorStatistics and contains values for packets with ERROR and grouped by type. To enable counting of these errors, you must ensure the processor is included in your sess-man configuration:

'sess-man' {
    'error-counter' () {}
}

Including stream errors

Stream ERROR packets are not included in the above counter by default as they are processed separately. To enable this to be added to the counter, the following line must be in your config.tdsl file.

c2s {
    'stream-error-counter' () {
        active = true
    }
}

Stream resumption default & max-timeout

SteamManagementIOProcessor now has a setting that can be used to change the maximum timeout time it will wait for reconnection if a client does not send a time to wait. Two settings are now available:

c2s {
    'urn:xmpp:sm:3' {
        'resumption-timeout' = 90
    }
}

The above setting in config.tdsl file will change the default timeout period to 90 seconds.

c2s {
    'urn:xmpp:sm:3' {
        'max-resumption-timeout' = 900
    }
}

This setting will set the maximum time allowed for stream resumption to 900 seconds. This can be handy if you expect a number of mobile phones to connect to your server and want to avoid duplicate messages being sent back and forth.

You may setup a server to automatically approve presence subscriptions or roster authorizations for all users. Say you were hosting bots and wanted to automate the process. This can be done with the following settings:

'sess-man' {
    'jabber:iq:roster' {
        'auto-authorize' = 'true'
    }
    presence {
        'auto-authorize' = 'true'
    }
}

Both of these settings are false by default, and you may use them together or separately. The following behavior is followed when they are both activated:

  • Upon sending a subscription request - Both contacts will each others' subscription and be added to each others' roster. Presence information will immediately be exchanged between both parties.
  • Upon sending presence with type either unsubscribe or unsubscribed follows the rules defined in RFC regarding processing of these stanzas (i.e. adjusting subscription type of user/contact), but without forwarding those stanzas to the receiving entity to avoid any notifications to the client. However, a roster push is generated to reflect changes to presence in user roster in a seamless manner.
  • Simply adding an item to the roster (i.e. with <iq/> stanza with correct semantics) will also cause an automatic subscription between the user and the contact in a matter explained above.

Abuse Contacts

Tigase has support for XEP-0128: Service Discovery Extensions for providing additional information to the server and component discovery information. One of the important usages for this feature is XEP-0157: Contact Addresses for XMPP Services which describes usage of this feature for providing contact information to server administrators or abuse response team.

To set abuse contact details you should set disco-extensions in property in etc/config.tdsl file with subproperty abuse-addresses set to your abuse address URI (for email you need to prefix it with mailto: and for XMPP address you need to prefix it with xmpp):

'disco-extensions' = {
    'abuse-addresses' = [ 'mailto:abuse@localhost', 'xmpp:abuse@localhost' ]
}