Transports and gateways

Transports/gateways are services that allow XMPP users to communicate with users that are connected to other networks and protocols. Gateways exist for most popular networks, and Prosody works with all of them (via the XEP-0114 Jabber component standard).


Slidge is a modern gateway framework which supports fancy IM features, such as emoji reactions, replies, and retractions. Gateways to many apps like WhatsApp, Telegram or Discord have been implemented in Slidge. Group chat support is currently experimental.


Spectrum is based on libpurple, the same code that the Pidgin IM client is built on. This means that its protocol support is very broad and actively developed.

Spectrum has its own configuration guide, so don't forget to read it after you have installed Spectrum. You can also refer to the general Prosody documentation for adding external components. Spectrum's 'jid' and 'password' options must match the component name and password that you specify in Prosody's configuration.

An example gateway, might look like this:


    Component ""
      component_secret  = "verysecret"


jid =
password = verysecret
server =
port = 5347