Jitsi Meet

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Presentation

Jitsi Meet is a WEBRTC-based video conferencing application, powering the meet.jit.si online service.

Users may install their own instance of Jitsi Meet for private use, in which case, they may use authentication to control the creation of conference rooms.

The official documentation provides instructions on how to configure Jitsi Meet to use Shibboleth, but with a little adaptation, it can work just as fine with LemonLDAP::NG.

Configuration

Pre-requisites

This documentation assumes that you have already installed a Nginx-based LemonLDAP::NG Handler on your Jitsi server.

You need to install Nginx before Jitsi Meet. If you install Jitsi Meet first, the Jitsi Meet installer will not generate a Nginx configuration file.

We assume that you have followed the Jitsi Meet quick start

Jitsi Meet configuration

As with the Shibboleth guide, you need to configure /etc/jitsi/jicofo/sip-communicator.properties

org.jitsi.jicofo.auth.URL=shibboleth:default
org.jitsi.jicofo.auth.LOGOUT_URL=/logout/

This defines the login servlet as /login/ and the logout URL as /logout/

Jitsi Meet Nginx configuration

In the Nginx configuration that the Jitsi Meet quickstart generated, you must add the following blocks, just like you would in a typical handler configuration file:

# This block lets Nginx know how to contact the local LLNG handler
# for authentication
location = /lmauth {
   internal;
   include /etc/nginx/fastcgi_params;
   fastcgi_pass unix:/var/run/llng-fastcgi-server/llng-fastcgi.sock;
   fastcgi_pass_request_body  off;
   fastcgi_param CONTENT_LENGTH "";
   fastcgi_param HOST $http_host;
   fastcgi_param X_ORIGINAL_URI  $original_uri;
}

# Protect only the /login/ URL
# You may want to change this is your goal is to make the whole Jitsi Meet instance private
location /login/ {

    # Protect the current path with LLNG
    auth_request /lmauth;
    set $original_uri $uri$is_args$args;
    auth_request_set $lmremote_user $upstream_http_lm_remote_user;
    auth_request_set $lmlocation $upstream_http_location;
    error_page 401 $lmlocation;

    # Transmis user information to Jitsi through HTTP headers
    auth_request_set $mail $upstream_http_mail;
    proxy_set_header mail $mail;
    auth_request_set $displayname $upstream_http_displayName;
    proxy_set_header displayName $displayname;
    auth_request_set $lmcookie $upstream_http_cookie;
    proxy_set_header Cookie: $lmcookie;

    # Proxy requests to Jitsi Meet
    proxy_pass http://127.0.0.1:8888/login;
}

Jitsi Meet Virtual host in Manager

Go to the Manager and create a new virtual host for Jitsi Meet.

Configure the access rules.

  • Don’t forget to configure the /logout/ URL

Configure the following headers.

  • mail: $mail
  • displayName: $cn

Danger

Jitsi meet expects to find a mail HTTP header, it will ignore REMOTE_USER and only use the mail value to identify the user.