[Standards] Proposed XMPP Extension: Anonymous unique occupant identifiers for MUCs

Maxime Buquet pep at bouah.net
Thu Jul 18 21:36:25 UTC 2019

On 2019/07/17, Jonas Schäfer wrote:
> On Montag, 15. Juli 2019 17:57:12 CEST Jonas Schäfer wrote:
> > The XMPP Extensions Editor has received a proposal for a new XEP.
> > 
> > Title: Anonymous unique occupant identifiers for MUCs
> > Abstract:
> > This specification defines a method that allows clients to identify a
> > MUC participant across reconnects and renames. It thus prevents
> > impersonification of anonymous users.
> > 
> > URL: https://xmpp.org/extensions/inbox/occupant-id.html
> (Council Hat) I am +1 on this.
> I think this should be supported in all modes of operation of MUC, no matter 
> the anonymity. It helps with things like Message Correction as someone else 
> has already pointed out.

It doesn't especially help with Message Correction in non-anon MUCs, as
you can track the identity with the real jid.

I also want this anyway, if only to be able to unify the way things are

> As to the concern raised by someone about admin tasks: Moderation tasks should 
> of course be able to use the occupant-id (future work). Regarding actual 
> server administration tasks, server admins surely have a way to reveal the 
> true JID of anyone connected to any MUC on their server, so they can still ban 
> the entire domain. The MUC service could also expose such a feature for full-
> anon rooms, via Ad-Hoc command or similar, to room owners.

I can definitely get behind this.

Maxime “pep” Buquet
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