Module description

This module enables forwarding certain events (messages, presence, etc.) to an external service via HTTP, for example push (by mobile, email or SMS), big data, or analytics services.

How it works

The module registers a user_send_packet hook every time a user sends anything the hook is triggered, the module does the following:

  • checks whether http_notification is enabled (the host param is set)
  • runs a callback module's should_make_req/3 function to see if a notification should be sent
  • sends a POST request composed of {Host::binary(), Sender::binary(), Receiver::binary(), Message::binary()} to the http notification server

Callback module

To find out what should be sent to the HTTP server, MongooseIM calls Mod:should_make_req(Packet::xmlel(), From::jid(), To::jid()). Default is to use function in mod_http_notification itself, which ships all non-empty chat messages and nothing else. The module can be substituted here, the method should return true | false.


This module uses a connection pool created by mongoose_http_client. It must be defined in http_connections setting.


  • pool_name: name of the pool to use (as defined in http_connections)
  • path: path part of URL to which a request should be sent (will be appended to the pool's prefix path).
  • callback_module: name of a module which should be used to check whether a notification should be sent.

Example configuration

{http_connections, [{http_pool, [{server, "http://localhost:8000"}, {pool_size, 50}, {path_prefix, "/webservice"}]} ]}.

{mod_http_notification, [{pool_name, http_pool}, {path, "/notifications"}]}

Notifications will be POSTed to http://localhost:8000/webservice/notifications.