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token based matrix registration app

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a simple python application to have a token based matrix registration

if you like me encountered the situation where you want to invite your friends to your homeserver, but neither wanted to open up public registration nor create accounts for every individual user yourself, this project should be the solution.

with this project you can just quickly generate tokens on the fly and share them with your friends to allow them to register to your homeserver.


pip3 install matrix-registration


  • This only asks you for the most important options. You should definitely take a look at the actual configuration file.
  • The shared_secret has to be the same as registration_shared_secret in your homeserver.yaml

nginx reverse-proxy

an example nginx setup:

location  ~ ^/(static|register) {
        proxy_pass http://localhost:5000;

If you already have a website and want to use your own register page, the wiki describes a more advanced nginx setup.


$ matrix-registration -h
Usage: matrix-registration [OPTIONS] COMMAND [ARGS]...

  a token based matrix registration app

  --config-path TEXT  specifies the config file to be used
  --version           Show the flask version
  -h, --help          Show this message and exit.

  generate  generate new token
  serve     start api server
  status    view status or disable

after you've started the api server and generated a token you can register an account with a simple post request, e.g.:

curl -X POST \
     -F 'username=test' \
     -F 'password=verysecure' \
     -F 'confirm=verysecure' \
     -F 'token=DoubleWizardSki' \

or by visiting http://localhost:5000/register?token=DoubleWizardSki


if you want to write your own registration page, you can take a look at the sample in resources/example.html

the html page looks for the query paramater token and sets the token input field to it's value. this would allow you to directly share links with the token included, e.g.: https://homeserver.tld/register.html?token=DoubleWizardSki


SQLAlchemy complains that a value isn't in a DateTime value

Before #17 introduced SQLAlchemy support the sqlite database incorrectly stored the expire dates, to fix this you have to manually run:

update tokens set ex_date=null where ex_date='None';

on your database once, or just delete your current database.

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