A Matrix homeserver written in Rust

What is Matrix?

Matrix is an open network for secure and decentralized communication. Users from every Matrix homeserver can chat with users from all other Matrix servers. You can even use bridges (also called Matrix appservices) to communicate with users outside of Matrix, like a community on Discord.

What is the goal?

An efficient Matrix homeserver that's easy to set up and just works. You can install it on a mini-computer like the Raspberry Pi to host Matrix for your family, friends or company.

Can I try it out?

Yes! You can test our Conduit instance by opening a client that supports registration tokens such as Element web, Nheko or SchildiChat web and registering on the homeserver. The registration token is "for_testing_only". Don't share personal information. Once you have registered, you can use any other Matrix client to login.

Server hosting for is donated by the Foundation.

What is the current status?

Conduit is Beta, meaning you can join and participate in most Matrix rooms, but not all features are supported and you might run into bugs from time to time.

There are still a few important features missing:

  • E2EE emoji comparison over federation (E2EE chat works)
  • Outgoing read receipts, typing, presence over federation (incoming works)

How can I deploy my own?

If you want to connect an Appservice to Conduit, take a look at the appservices documentation.

How can I contribute?

  1. Look for an issue you would like to work on and make sure no one else is currently working on it.
  2. Tell us that you are working on the issue (comment on the issue or chat in If it is more complicated, please explain your approach and ask questions.
  3. Fork the repo, create a new branch and push commits.
  4. Submit a MR


If you have any questions, feel free to

  • Ask in on Matrix
  • Write an E-Mail to
  • Send an direct message to on Matrix
  • Open an issue on GitLab


If you believe you have found a security issue, please send a message to Timo and/or Matthias on Matrix, or send an email to Please do not disclose details about the issue to anyone else before a fix is released publically.

Thanks to

Thanks to FUTO, Famedly, Prototype Fund (DLR and German BMBF) and all individuals for financially supporting this project.

Thanks to the contributors to Conduit and all libraries we use, for example:

  • Ruma: A clean library for the Matrix Spec in Rust
  • axum: A modular web framework