Matrix (An open network for secure, decentralized communication) server setup using Ansible and Docker (by spantaleev)

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  • Seriously... How do I deploy a non-federated Matrix server from home?
    4 projects | | 18 Nov 2022
  • Looking for light weight ways I could be notified when I need to update my services to fix failures or critical security issues (particularly for Matrix)
    2 projects | | 7 Nov 2022
    For example, one of the services I run is a Matrix node, and with it the signal-matrix bridge, since I prefer using Signal through a Matrix client. I install and maintain it using matrix-docker-ansible-deploy. However, the signal-matrix bridge recently silently broke -- I wasn't receiving any messages, and it took me a little while to figure this out.
  • A Dummies Guide to Matrix
    3 projects | | 24 Oct 2022
    I also would like to mention this ansible playbook: seems that it is pretty powerful and deploys it easily
  • Anyone selfhosting Beeper? - Universal chat client (iMessage support!)
    3 projects | | 23 Oct 2022
    Thanks that project seems great. Unfortunately it seems non-trivial to get imessage support up and running according to this:
    3 projects | | 23 Oct 2022
    That's just Matrix with some bridges. I use Matrix-Docker-Ansible-Deploy (, which makes installation and maintenance easier.
    3 projects | | 23 Oct 2022
    They say it can be selfhosted and link to on the front page of their website but instructions are thin. Curious if anyone has this up and running with imessage?
  • Best Matrix setup
    2 projects | | 22 Oct 2022
    I would aks you to seriously consider using's hosting or (much better) (they will give you root shell if you want, they will also do tech support), if you really want to go fully stand-alone - use
  • Discord-esk encrypted platform?
    3 projects | | 19 Oct 2022
    If self-hosting is an option then I'd say Matrix, you can try Conduit (server) and Elements(client). To simplify deployment you can refer to this repo.
  • Tell HN: I asked Signal motivations for SMS removal
    2 projects | | 19 Oct 2022
    I have set up a bridge on my own server. I bridge 1-on-1 chats and group chats equally and have set up spaces to separate the different clients for ease of overview.

    Bridging chats of different technologies doesn't work well/at all (i.e. Signal bridge + WhatsApp bridge users in a single room) but bridging external chats (DM or group) into Matrix works very well. Some services need a daemon running on a phone (i.e. WhatsApp) and that's very annoying, but where possible these bridges all run in the cloud.

    If you trust third parties, you can also go the easy route by getting a subscription from EMS ( or Beeper ( I personally prefer to keep my messages and encryption keys on devices I control, but others prefer to let someone else take care of it all and I respect that.

    It's relatively straight-forward to set up a bridging server if you're comfortable with Docker and YAML files. You can read how to set up a Matrix server here: and here:

    If you use the Ansible playbook, all you should really need to do is run through the setup, fire up a Matrix client, start chats with bot accounts, and follow the instructions on the guide (usually sending /login to a bot and authenticating your account with whatever service you're bridging).

    Your Matrix account doesn't have to be on the same server as your bridges, which is a setup some seem to prefer. You can set up a Matrix server just for bridging so that you don't need to set up all the VoIP features and performance tricks while keeping your own server dedicated to just bridging stuff. This does break some nice features (i.e. double puppeting, a bridge feature) but it also makes your own server less of a single point of failure if you ever do get talking on Matrix.

  • Removing SMS support from Signal Android (soon)
    2 projects | | 12 Oct 2022
    They mention that the "free version" is literally just a Matrix server with a bunch of bridges configured
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