BigBlueButton module

To enable video calls, we integrate the BigBlueButton (BBB) software. venueless implements simple load balancing across multiple BBB servers, which is why the frontend always needs to convert a room or call ID into an actual meeting URL explicitly.

BBB Rooms

To join the video chat for a room, a client can push a message like this:

=> ["bbb.room_url", 1234, {"room": "room_1"}]
<- ["success", 1234, {"url": "https://…"}]

The response will contain an URL for the video chat. A display name needs to be set, otherwise an error of type bbb.join.missing_profile is returned. If the BBB server can’t be reached, bbb.failed is returned.

In a room-based BBB meeting, moderator and attendee permissions are assigned based on world and room rights.

Private conversations

If a private conversation includes a chat message referring to a call ID, you can get the call URL like this:

=> [“bbb.call_url”, 1234, {“call”: “f160bf4f-93c4-4b50-b348-6ef61db4dbe7”}] <- [“success”, 1234, {“url”: “https://…”}]

The response will contain an URL for the video chat. A display name needs to be set, otherwise an error of type bbb.join.missing_profile is returned. If the BBB server can’t be reached or the call does not exist or you do not have permission to join, bbb.failed is returned.

In a private meeting, everyone has moderator rights.

Recordings

If the user has the room:bbb.recordings permission, you can access recordings with the following command:

=> [“bbb.recordings”, 1234, {“room”: “f160bf4f-93c4-4b50-b348-6ef61db4dbe7”}] <- [

“success”, 1234, {

“results”: [
{

“start”: “2020-08-02T19:30:00.000+02:00”, “end”: “2020-08-02T20:30:00.000+02:00”, “participants”: “3”, “state”: “published”, “url”: “https://…”

}

]

}

]

The response will contain an URL for the video chat. A display name needs to be set, otherwise an error of type bbb.join.missing_profile is returned. If the BBB server can’t be reached or the call does not exist or you do not have permission to join, bbb.failed is returned.

In a private meeting, everyone has moderator rights.