Note: this module will only receive bugfixes. If you are using ejabberd trunk SVN 1635 or newer, you will probably prefer to install ejabberd_xmlrpc.
mod_xmlrpc is a module for ejabberd, a XMPP/Jabber server written in Erlang. It starts a XML-RPC server and waits for external requests. Implemented calls include statistics and user administration. This allows external programs written in any language like websites or administrative tools to communicate with ejabberd to get information or to make changes without the need to know ejabberd internals.
One example usage is a corporate site in PHP that creates a Jabber user every time a new user is created on the website.
Some benefits of interfacing with the Jabber server by XML-RPC instead of modifying directly the database are:
- external programs are more simple and easy to develop and debug
- can communicate with a server in a different machine, and even on Internet