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Jabber / XMPP Instant Messaging platform


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ejabberd – High-Performance Enterprise Instant Messaging Server

Quickstart guide

0. Requirements

To compile ejabberd you need:

  • GNU Make
  • GCC
  • Libexpat 1.95 or higher
  • Libyaml 0.1.4 or higher
  • Erlang/OTP R15B or higher.
  • OpenSSL 0.9.8 or higher, for STARTTLS, SASL and SSL encryption.
  • Zlib 1.2.3 or higher, for Stream Compression support (XEP-0138). Optional.
  • PAM library. Optional. For Pluggable Authentication Modules (PAM).
  • GNU Iconv 1.8 or higher, for the IRC Transport (mod_irc). Optional. Not needed on systems with GNU Libc.
  • ImageMagick’s Convert program. Optional. For CAPTCHA challenges.

1. Compile and install on *nix systems

To compile ejabberd execute the commands:


To install ejabberd, run this command with system administrator rights (root user):

sudo make install

These commands will:

  • Install the configuration files in /etc/ejabberd/
  • Install ejabberd binary, header and runtime files in /lib/ejabberd/
  • Install the administration script: /sbin/ejabberdctl
  • Install ejabberd documentation in /share/doc/ejabberd/
  • Create a spool directory: /var/lib/ejabberd/
  • Create a directory for log files: /var/log/ejabberd/

2. Start ejabberd

You can use the ejabberdctl command line administration script to start and stop ejabberd. For example:

ejabberdctl start