LW.Org IM: Public Jabber/XMPP service

Submitted by Maranda on Wed, 01/20/2016 - 23:27

Welcome, this is an introduction page to our Public Jabber Service.


LW.Org IM is reachable with a xmpp client, pointing it at lightwitch.org or using our web based solutions, a web client or an "anonymous" web chat that doesn't require an account registration (both using Jappix).

In-Band Registration on the server is disabled and will redirect you Out-of-Band to a form on this site to register an account on the IM service (see the link on the navigation bar called "XMPP Registration", also the registration button in the web client points there).


We have several tutorials on Jabber/XMPP and how to connect. (See: "LW.Org XMPP / Jabber Guide: Small notes on the standard and how to connect" in Book navigation)

Service components:

  • conference.lightwitch.org -- Multi-User Chat (XEP-0045), this component holds our rooms.
  • pubsub.lightwitch.org -- PubSub (XEP-60), this component holds feeds and our users' Microblogging (XEP-277) nodes.
  • users.lightwitch.org -- Implements Jabber Search (aka XEP-0055), it's on purpose keept as light as possible it allows you to publish a limited set of information also so that it's not ground for abuses by SPAM harvesters, when you register to LW.Org IM you won't be shown on the User Directory service but should you decide to do so you can "Opt-in" or therefore the contrary "Opt-out" in case you signed up and want to remove your data (both using adhoc commands)