Securing XMPP

The Blog of Tom Webster


With the huge obsession with various messaging platforms out there, I wondered if I could roll my own based on XMPP, but do so securely. Follow my trials, errors, and frustrations as I dig through XMPP and try to deploy a modern messaging service using an antiquated standard.


Tom Webster is just a tech guy who rants about virtually everything. He’s constantly breaking, fixing, and researching things as well as ranting over at and Twitter.


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