[jdev] Extended user profiles for Jabber users

Robin Redeker elmex at x-paste.de
Fri Aug 24 03:21:05 CDT 2007

On Fri, Aug 24, 2007 at 05:21:12PM +1000, Devraj Mukherjee wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> I am trying to get my head around the XMPP protocol so please excuse
> any newbie syndrome in this email.
> I assume that Jabber servers stores a certain amount of information
> about the user (such as Buddy list, name of user, etc) on the Jabber
> server they are subscribed to. Our application would ideally like to
> store some extended preferences (related to our application) on the
> Jabber server.
> Is it possible to store additional information for a user profile on
> Jabber servers? Do I need to extend the server (plugins, etc) to do
> this or does a Jabber server allow this by nature?
> Thanks for your time.

Search in the XEP list for 'private xml storage', that protocol
allows you to store arbitrary (by XMPP restricted) XML on the
server. And most servers support that protocol these days.

This would be the URL you are looking for:


Unfortunately www.xmpp.org doesn't resolve for me yet, and you
also might find the google cache useful:


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