PHP implementation of telegram's MTProto protocol.

2.0 2017-07-24 09:45 UTC


Do join the official channel, @MadelineProto!

This library can be used to create php telegram bots (like bot API bots, only better) and php telegram userbots (like tg-cli userbots, only better).

This library can also be used to create lua telegram bots (like bot API bots, only better) and lua telegram userbots (like tg-cli userbots, only better).



  • It allows you to do everything official clients can do, programmatically!

  • It can make phone calls! See here for instructions

  • It can be proxied!

  • It is very fast!

  • It can be easily serialized!

  • It featured update handling with callbacks or long polling!

  • Easy to use wrappers to upload/download files and call mtproto methods

  • Documentation for EVERY mtproto method!

  • Internal peer management: you can provide a simple bot API chat id or a username to send a message or to call other mtproto methods!

  • You can easily login as a user (2FA is supported) or as a bot!

  • Simple error handling!

  • It is highly customizable with a lot of different settings!

  • Bot API file id/object support (even for users)!

  • A Lua binding

  • A lua wrapper for td-cli scripts

  • Secret chats

  • MTProto 2.0

  • PFS

  • PFS in secret chats


This project can only run on PHP 7 and HHVM, both 32 bit and 64 bit systems are supported (x86, x86_64, armel, armhf, arm64, mipsel, mips64, powerpc and so on).

You can also run it on PHP 5 using 7to5.

To install all of the requirements on Ubuntu, Debian, Devuan, or any other Debian-based distro, run the following command in your command line:

curl https://daniil.it/php.sh | sudo bash -e

Or you can install PHP 7 from a PPA:

sudo apt-get install python-software-properties software-properties-common
sudo LC_ALL=C.UTF-8 add-apt-repository ppa:ondrej/php
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install php7.1 php7.1-dev php7.1-fpm php7.1-curl php7.1-xml php7.1-mbstring php7.1-zip -y

On other platforms, use Google to find out how to install the following dependencies.

NOTE: Usually most of these extensions are already installed by default when you download PHP from your package manager (ie apt-get), so you can skip this step. When installing MadelineProto, composer will inform you if anything is missing.

You must install the php-mbstring, php-curl, php-sockets, php-xml, php-zip extensions.

You must install the php-lua extension if you want to use MadelineProto in lua, see HERE for info on how use MadelineProto in lua.

You must install the php-libtgvoip extension if you want to answer/make telegram phone calls, see HERE for info on how to answer/make telegram phone calls in MadelineProto.

You must install git.

You must install composer.

Also note that MadelineProto will perform better if php-primemodule, python and a big math extension like php-gmp are both installed.


Run the following commands in a console:

mkdir MadelineProtoBot
cd MadelineProtoBot
git init .
git submodule add https://github.com/danog/MadelineProto
cd MadelineProto
composer update
cp .env.example .env
cp -a *php tests userbots .env* ..

Now open .env and edit its values as needed.

OR /

Composer installation

Once you have all the requirements installed properly (on dev as well as production), add this to the composer.json file:

"repositories": [
        "type": "git",
        "url": "https://github.com/danog/phpseclib"

Make sure you also have these set in the composer.json:

"minimum-stability": "dev",

Then you can require the package by addding the following line to the require section:



You can find examples for nearly every MadelineProto function in

Storing sessions

To store information about an account session, serialization must be done.

An istance of MadelineProto is automatically serialized every $settings['serialization']['serialization_interval'] seconds (by default 30 seconds), and on shutdown.

To set the serialization destination file, do the following:

When creating a new session:

$MadelineProto = new \danog\MadelineProto\API($settings);
$MadelineProto->session = 'session.madeline'; // The session will be serialized to session.madeline
$MadelineProto->serialize(); // Force first serialization

To load a serialized session:

$MadelineProto = new \danog\MadelineProto\API('session.madeline');

If the scripts shutsdown normally (without ctrl+c or fatal errors/exceptions), the session will be serialized automatically.


A list of all of the methods that can be called with MadelineProto can be found here: here (layer 75).

If an object of type User, InputUser, Chat, InputChannel, Peer or InputPeer must be provided as a parameter to a method, you can substitute it with the user/group/channel's username (@username) or bot API id (-1029449, 1249421, -100412412901).

Methods that allow sending message entities (messages.sendMessage for example) also have an additional parse_mode parameter that enables or disables html/markdown parsing of the message to be sent. See the method-specific documentation for more info.

To convert the results of methods to bot API objects you must provide a second parameter to method wrappers, containing an array with the botAPI key set to true:

$bot_API_object = $MadelineProto->messages->sendMessage(['peer' => '@danogentili', 'message' => 'lel'], ['botAPI' => true]);

To disable fetching the result of a method, the array that must be provided as second parameter to method wrapper must have the noResponse key set to true.

$MadelineProto->messages->sendMessage(['peer' => '@danogentili', 'message' => 'lel'], ['noResponse' => true]);

reply_markup accepts bot API reply markup objects as well as MTProto ones.

$MadelineProto->messages->sendMessage(['peer' => '@danogentili', 'message' => 'lel', 'reply_markup' => $MTProto_markup]);
$MadelineProto->messages->sendMessage(['peer' => '@danogentili', 'message' => 'lel', 'reply_markup' => $bot_API_markup]);

Use phone_login to login, see here for the parameters and the result.
Use complete_phone_login to complete the login, see here for the parameters and the result.
Use complete_2FA_login to complete the login to an account with 2FA enabled, see here for the parameters and the result.
Use complete_signup to signup, see here for the parameters and the result.

Use bot_login to login as a bot, see here for the parameters and the result.
Note that when you login as a bot, MadelineProto also logins using the PWRTelegram API, to allow persistant storage of peers, even after a logout and another login.

Use logout to logout, see here for the parameters and the result.

Use get_pwr_chat to get chat info, see here for the parameters and the result.
You can also use get_info to get chat info, see here for the parameters and the result You can also use get_full_info to get chat info, see here for the parameters and the result.

You must use get_dialogs to get a list of all of the chats, see here for the parameters and the result

You must use get_self to get info about the current user, see here for the parameters and the result

Uploading and downloading files

MadelineProto provides wrapper methods to upload and download files that support bot API file ids.

Every method described in this section accepts a last optional paramater with a callable function that will be called during the upload/download using the first parameter to pass a floating point number indicating the upload/download status in percentage.

The upload method returns an InputFile object that must be used to generate an InputMedia object, that can be later sent using the sendmedia method.

The upload_encrypted method returns an InputEncryptedFile object that must be used to generate an EncryptedMessage object, that can be later sent using the sendEncryptedFile method.

$inputFile = $MadelineProto->upload('file', 'optional new file name.ext');
// Generate an inputMedia object and store it in $inputMedia, see tests/testing.php
$MadelineProto->messages->sendMedia(['peer' => '@pwrtelegramgroup', 'media' => $inputMedia]);

$inputEncryptedFile = $MadelineProto->upload_encrypted('file', 'optional new file name.ext');

To convert the result of sendMedia to a bot API file id select the messageMedia object from the output of the method and pass it to $MadelineProto->API->MTProto_to_botAPI().

See tests/testing.php for more examples.

There are multiple download methods that allow you to download a file to a directory, to a file or to a stream.
The first parameter of these functions must always be either a messageMediaPhoto or a messageMediaDocument object, an EncryptedMessage or a bot API file id. These objects are usually received in updates, see bot.php for examples

$output_file_name = $MadelineProto->download_to_dir($message_media, '/tmp/dldir');
$custom_output_file_name = $MadelineProto->download_to_file($message_media, '/tmp/dldir/customname.ext');
$stream = fopen('php://output', 'w'); // Stream to browser like with echo
$MadelineProto->download_to_stream($message_media, $stream, $cb, $offset, $endoffset); // offset and endoffset are optional parameters that specify the byte from which to start downloading and the byte where to stop downloading (the latter non-inclusive), if not specified default to 0 and the size of the file



$MadelineProto = new \danog\MadelineProto\API();


If you have some questions about the usage of the methods of this library, you can join the support group or contact @danogentili.

But first, please read this WHOLE page very carefully, follow all links to external documentation, and read all examples in the repo (bot.php, userbots/, tests/testing.php).

If you don't understand something, read everything again.

You MUST know OOP programming in order to use this library.

I will NOT answer to questions that can be answered simply by reading this page; I will instead ask you to read it carefully twice.

A very important page you must read is the API documentation: if it's the first time you see a link to that page it means you didn't read the documentation carefully.

I can offer support, however, when it comes to MadelineProto bugs or problems in the documentation. I will not write code for you for free, however you can hire me to do that if you want (my rate is 50$ per hour); you can also buy an easy to use, customized MadelineProto base for only 30$.

If you're selling a MadelineProto base too, you really should consider donating at least 20% of the price of the base: this is my PayPal.


The constructor accepts an optional parameter, which is the settings array. This array contains some other arrays, which are the settings for a specific MadelineProto function.
Here are the default values for the settings arrays and explanations for every setting:

    'authorization' => [ // Authorization settings
        'default_temp_auth_key_expires_in' => 31557600, // validity of temporary keys and the binding of the temporary and permanent keys
        'rsa_keys' => [
            "-----BEGIN RSA PUBLIC KEY-----\nMIIBCgKCAQEAwVACPi9w23mF3tBkdZz+zwrzKOaaQdr01vAbU4E1pvkfj4sqDsm6\nlyDONS789sVoD/xCS9Y0hkkC3gtL1tSfTlgCMOOul9lcixlEKzwKENj1Yz/s7daS\nan9tqw3bfUV/nqgbhGX81v/+7RFAEd+RwFnK7a+XYl9sluzHRyVVaTTveB2GazTw\nEfzk2DWgkBluml8OREmvfraX3bkHZJTKX4EQSjBbbdJ2ZXIsRrYOXfaA+xayEGB+\n8hdlLmAjbCVfaigxX0CDqWeR1yFL9kwd9P0NsZRPsmoqVwMbMu7mStFai6aIhc3n\nSlv8kg9qv1m6XHVQY3PnEw+QQtqSIXklHwIDAQAB\n-----END RSA PUBLIC KEY-----",
            "-----BEGIN RSA PUBLIC KEY-----\nMIIBCgKCAQEAxq7aeLAqJR20tkQQMfRn+ocfrtMlJsQ2Uksfs7Xcoo77jAid0bRt\nksiVmT2HEIJUlRxfABoPBV8wY9zRTUMaMA654pUX41mhyVN+XoerGxFvrs9dF1Ru\nvCHbI02dM2ppPvyytvvMoefRoL5BTcpAihFgm5xCaakgsJ/tH5oVl74CdhQw8J5L\nxI/K++KJBUyZ26Uba1632cOiq05JBUW0Z2vWIOk4BLysk7+U9z+SxynKiZR3/xdi\nXvFKk01R3BHV+GUKM2RYazpS/P8v7eyKhAbKxOdRcFpHLlVwfjyM1VlDQrEZxsMp\nNTLYXb6Sce1Uov0YtNx5wEowlREH1WOTlwIDAQAB\n-----END RSA PUBLIC KEY-----",
            "-----BEGIN RSA PUBLIC KEY-----\nMIIBCgKCAQEAsQZnSWVZNfClk29RcDTJQ76n8zZaiTGuUsi8sUhW8AS4PSbPKDm+\nDyJgdHDWdIF3HBzl7DHeFrILuqTs0vfS7Pa2NW8nUBwiaYQmPtwEa4n7bTmBVGsB\n1700/tz8wQWOLUlL2nMv+BPlDhxq4kmJCyJfgrIrHlX8sGPcPA4Y6Rwo0MSqYn3s\ng1Pu5gOKlaT9HKmE6wn5Sut6IiBjWozrRQ6n5h2RXNtO7O2qCDqjgB2vBxhV7B+z\nhRbLbCmW0tYMDsvPpX5M8fsO05svN+lKtCAuz1leFns8piZpptpSCFn7bWxiA9/f\nx5x17D7pfah3Sy2pA+NDXyzSlGcKdaUmwQIDAQAB\n-----END RSA PUBLIC KEY-----",
            "-----BEGIN RSA PUBLIC KEY-----\nMIIBCgKCAQEAwqjFW0pi4reKGbkc9pK83Eunwj/k0G8ZTioMMPbZmW99GivMibwa\nxDM9RDWabEMyUtGoQC2ZcDeLWRK3W8jMP6dnEKAlvLkDLfC4fXYHzFO5KHEqF06i\nqAqBdmI1iBGdQv/OQCBcbXIWCGDY2AsiqLhlGQfPOI7/vvKc188rTriocgUtoTUc\n/n/sIUzkgwTqRyvWYynWARWzQg0I9olLBBC2q5RQJJlnYXZwyTL3y9tdb7zOHkks\nWV9IMQmZmyZh/N7sMbGWQpt4NMchGpPGeJ2e5gHBjDnlIf2p1yZOYeUYrdbwcS0t\nUiggS4UeE8TzIuXFQxw7fzEIlmhIaq3FnwIDAQAB\n-----END RSA PUBLIC KEY-----",
        ], // RSA public keys
    'connection' => [ // List of datacenters/subdomains where to connect
        'ssl_subdomains' => [ // Subdomains of web.telegram.org for https protocol
            1 => 'pluto',
            2 => 'venus',
            3 => 'aurora',
            4 => 'vesta',
            5 => 'flora', // musa oh wait no :(
        'test' => [ // Test datacenters
            'ipv4' => [ // ipv4 addresses
                2 => [ // The rest will be fetched automatically
                    'ip_address' => '',
                    'port' => 443,
                    'media_only' => false,
                    'tcpo_only' => false,
            'ipv6' => [ // ipv6 addresses
                2 => [ // The rest will be fetched automatically
                    'ip_address' => '2001:067c:04e8:f002:0000:0000:0000:000e',
                    'port' => 443,
                    'media_only' => false,
                    'tcpo_only' => false,
        'main' => [ // Main datacenters
            'ipv4' => [ // ipv4 addresses
                2 => [ // The rest will be fetched automatically
                    'ip_address' => '',
                    'port' => 443,
                    'media_only' => false,
                    'tcpo_only' => false,
            'ipv6' => [ // ipv6 addresses
                2 => [ // The rest will be fetched automatically
                    'ip_address' => '2001:067c:04e8:f002:0000:0000:0000:000a',
                    'port' => 443,
                    'media_only' => false,
                    'tcpo_only' => false,
    'connection_settings' => [ // connection settings
        'all' => [ // These settings will be applied on every datacenter that hasn't a custom settings subarray...
            'protocol' => 'tcp_full', // can be tcp_full, tcp_abridged, tcp_intermediate, http, https, obfuscated2, udp (unsupported)
            'test_mode' => false, // decides whether to connect to the main telegram servers or to the testing servers (deep telegram)
            'ipv6' => $this - > ipv6, // decides whether to use ipv6, ipv6 attribute of API attribute of API class contains autodetected boolean
            'timeout' => 2, // timeout for sockets
            'proxy' => '\Socket', // The proxy class to use
            'proxy_extra' => [], // Extra parameters to pass to the proxy class using setExtra
    'app_info' => [ // obtained in https://my.telegram.org
        //'api_id'          => you should put an API id in the settings array you provide
        //'api_hash'        => you should put an API hash in the settings array you provide
        'device_model' => $device_model,
        'system_version' => $system_version,
        'app_version' => 'Unicorn',
        'lang_code' => $lang_code,
    'tl_schema' => [ // TL scheme files
        'layer' => 75, // layer version
        'src' => [
            'mtproto' => __DIR__.'/TL_mtproto_v1.json', // mtproto TL scheme
            'telegram' => __DIR__.'/TL_telegram_v75.tl', // telegram TL scheme
            'secret' => __DIR__.'/TL_secret.tl', // secret chats TL scheme
            'calls' => __DIR__.'/TL_calls.tl', // calls TL scheme
            'botAPI' => __DIR__.'/TL_botAPI.tl', // bot API TL scheme for file ids
    'logger' => [ // Logger settings
         * logger modes:
         * 0 - No logger
         * 1 - Log to the default logger destination
         * 2 - Log to file defined in second parameter
         * 3 - Echo logs
         * 4 - Call callable provided in logger_param. logger_param must accept two parameters: array $message, int $level
         *     $message is an array containing the messages the log, $level, is the logging level
        'logger' => 1, // write to
        'logger_param' => '/tmp/MadelineProto.log',
        'logger' => 3, // overwrite previous setting and echo logs
        'logger_level' => Logger::VERBOSE, // Logging level, available logging levels are: ULTRA_VERBOSE, VERBOSE, NOTICE, WARNING, ERROR, FATAL_ERROR. Can be provided as last parameter to the logging function.
        'rollbar_token'      => 'f9fff6689aea4905b58eec75f66c791d' // You can provide a token for the rollbar log management system
    'max_tries' => [
        'query' => 5, // How many times should I try to call a method or send an object before throwing an exception
        'authorization' => 5, // How many times should I try to generate an authorization key before throwing an exception
        'response' => 5, // How many times should I try to get a response of a query before throwing an exception
    'flood_timeout' => [
        'wait_if_lt' => 20, // Sleeps if flood block time is lower than this
    'msg_array_limit' => [ // How big should be the arrays containing the incoming and outgoing messages?
        'incoming' => 200,
        'outgoing' => 200,
        'call_queue' => 200,
    'peer' => [
        'full_info_cache_time' => 3600, // Full peer info cache validity
        'full_fetch' => false, // Should madeline fetch the full member list of every group it meets?
        'cache_all_peers_on_startup' => false, // Should madeline fetch the full chat list on startup?
    'requests' => [
        'gzip_encode_if_gt' => 500, // Should I try using gzip encoding for requests bigger than N bytes? Set to -1 to disable.
    'updates' => [
        'handle_updates' => true, // Should I handle updates?
        'handle_old_updates' => true, // Should I handle old updates on startup?
        'getdifference_interval' => 30, // Manual difference polling interval
        'callback' => 'get_updates_update_handler', // A callable function that will be called every time an update is received, must accept an array (for the update) as the only parameter
    'secret_chats' => [
        'accept_chats' => true, // Should I accept secret chats? Can be true, false or on array of user ids from which to accept chats
    'serialization' => [
        'serialization_interval' => 30, // Automatic serialization interval
    'threading' => [
        'allow_threading' => false, // Should I use threading, if it is enabled?
        'handler_workers' => 10, // How many workers should every message handler pool of each socket reader have
    'pwr' => [
        'pwr' => false, // Need info ?
        'db_token' => false, // Need info ?
        'strict' => false, // Need info ?
        'requests' => true, // Should I get info about unknown peers from PWRTelegram?

You can provide part of any subsetting array, that way the remaining arrays will be automagically set to default and undefined values of specified subsetting arrays will be set to the default values.

$settings = [
    'authorization' => [ // Authorization settings
        'default_temp_auth_key_expires_in' => 86400, // a day


$settings = [
    'authorization' => [ // Authorization settings
        'default_temp_auth_key_expires_in' => 86400,
        'rsa_keys'                          => array with default rsa keys
    // The remaining subsetting arrays are the set to default

Note that only settings arrays or values of a settings array will be set to default.

The settings array can be accessed and modified in the instantiated class by accessing the settings attribute of the API class:

$yoursettings = ['updates' => ['handle_updates' => false]]; // disable update handlig
$MadelineProto = new \danog\MadelineProto\API($yoursettings);
$MadelineProto->settings['updates']['handle_updates'] = true; // reenable update fetching

Handling updates

When an update is received, the update callback function (see settings) is called. By default, the get_updates_update_handler MadelineProto method is called. This method stores all incoming updates into an array (its size limit is specified by the updates_array_limit parameter in the settings) and can be fetched by running the get_updates method.
IMPORTANT Note that you should turn off update handling if you don't plan to use it because the default get_updates update handling stores updates in an array inside the MadelineProto class, without deleting old ones unless they are read using get_updates. This will eventually fill up the RAM of your server if you don't disable updates or read them using get_updates.
This method accepts an array of options as the first parameter, and returns an array of updates (an array containing the update id and an object of type Update). Example:

$MadelineProto = new \danog\MadelineProto\API();
// Login or deserialize

$offset = 0;
while (true) {
    $updates = $MadelineProto->API->get_updates(['offset' => $offset, 'limit' => 50, 'timeout' => 1]); // Just like in the bot API, you can specify an offset, a limit and a timeout
    foreach ($updates as $update) {
        $offset = $update['update_id']; // Just like in the bot API, the offset must be set to the last update_id
        // Parse $update['update'], that is an object of type Update

array(3) {
  array(2) {
    array(5) {
      string(22) "updateNewAuthorization"
      string(3) "Web"
      string(25) "IT, 05 (IP ="
  array(2) {
    array(3) {
      string(23) "updateReadChannelOutbox"
  array(2) {
    array(4) {
      string(23) "updateNewChannelMessage"
      array(12) {
        string(7) "message"
        array(2) {
          string(11) "peerChannel"
        string(3) "yay"
        array(1) {
          array(4) {
            string(24) "messageEntityMentionName"

To specify a custom callback change the correct value in the settings. The specified callable must accept one parameter for the update.

Using a proxy

You can use a proxy with MadelineProto.

To do that, simply create a class that implements the \danog\MadelineProto\Proxy interface, and enter its name in the settings.

Your proxy class MUST use the \Socket class for all TCP/UDP communications.

Your proxy class can also have a setExtra method that accepts an array as the first parameter, to pass the values provided in the proxy_extra setting.

The \Socket class has the following methods (all of the following methods must also be implemented by your proxy class):

public function __construct(int $domain, int $type, int $protocol);

Works exactly like the socket_connect function.

public function setOption(int $level, int $name, $value);

Works exactly like the socket_set_option function.

public function getOption(int $name, $value);

Works exactly like the socket_get_option function.

public function setBlocking(bool $blocking);

Works like the socket_block or socket_nonblock functions.

public function bind(string $address, [ int $port = 0 ]);

Works exactly like the socket_bind function.

public function listen([ int $backlog = 0 ]);

Works exactly like the socket_listen function.

public function accept();

Works exactly like the socket_accept function.

public function connect(string $address, [ int $port = 0 ]);

Works exactly like the socket_accept function.

public function select(array &$read, array &$write, array &$except, int $tv_sec, int $tv_usec = 0);

Works exactly like the socket_select function.

public function read(int $length, [ int $flags = 0 ]);

Works exactly like the socket_read function.

public function write(string $buffer, [ int $length ]);

Works exactly like the socket_read function.

public function send(string $data, int $length, int $flags);

Works exactly like the socket_send function.

public function close();

Works exactly like the socket_close function.

public function getPeerName(bool $port = true);

Works like socket_getpeername: the difference is that it returns an array with the host and the port.

public function getSockName(bool $port = true);

Works like socket_getsockname: the difference is that it returns an array with the host and the port.


MadelineProto provides an easy wrapper to work with phone calls.

The wrapper consists in the \danog\MadelineProto\VoIP class, that can be installed by compiling the php-libtgvoip extension.

Please read the whole VoIP API documentation before proceeding.

You can also run this script, that will compile the latest version of ZTS PHP, PrimeModule, pthreads, and php-libtgvoip.

It accepts one parameter with the ID of the person to call, and returns a VoIP object that can be used to play audio files, set the hold files, change the configuration and set the output file.

Input/output audio can be converted from/to any audio/video file using ffmpeg (just don't forget to provide the correct number of channels, sample rate and bit depth, ffmpeg -i anyaudioorvideo -f s"$bitnumber"le -ac $channelNumber -ar $bitRate -acodec pcm_s"$bitnumber"le output.raw).

You can also stream the audio track of video streams (even from youtube), or audio streams. Just stream the data to a FIFO, and use ffmpeg to output the converted audio to another FIFO that will be used as input file.

MadelineProto works using raw signed PCM audio with the sample rate and the bit depth specified in the configuration (see here for info on how to fetch it).

Requesting calls is easy, just run the request_call method.

$controller = $MadelineProto->request_call('@danogentili')->play('input.raw')->then('inputb.raw')->playOhHold(['hold.raw'])->setOutputFile('output.raw');
$controller->configuration['log_file_path'] = $controller->getOtherID().'.log';

// We need to receive updates in order to know that the other use accepted the call
while ($controller->getCallState() < \danog\MadelineProto\VoIP::CALL_STATE_READY) {

Accepting calls is just as easy: you will receive an updatePhoneCall object from your update source (see update handling).

This array will contain a VoIP object under the phone_call key.

$updates = $MadelineProto->API->get_updates(['offset' => $offset, 'limit' => 50, 'timeout' => 0]); // Just like in the bot API, you can specify an offset, a limit and a timeout
foreach ($updates as $update) {
    $offset = $update['update_id'] + 1; // Just like in the bot API, the offset must be set to the last update_id
    switch ($update['update']['_']) {
        case 'updatePhoneCall':
        if (is_object($update['update']['phone_call']) && $update['update']['phone_call']->getCallState() === \danog\MadelineProto\VoIP::CALL_STATE_INCOMING) {

Secret chats

MadelineProto provides some wrappers to work with secret chats:

$secret_chat = $MadelineProto->request_secret_chat($InputUser);

request_secret_chat requests a secret secret chat to the InputUser specified, and returns a number that can be used instead of an InputEncryptedChat.

Secret chats are accepted or refused automatically, based on a value in the settings array (by default MadelineProto is set to accept all secret chats).

Before sending any message, you must check if the secret chat was accepted by the other client with the following method:

$status = $MadelineProto->secret_chat_status($chat);

Returns 0 if the chat cannot be found in the local database, 1 if the chat was requested but not yet accepted, and 2 if it is a valid accepted secret chat.

To send messages/files/service messages, simply use the sendEncrypted methods with objects that use the same layer used by the other client (specified by the number after the underscore in decryptedMessage object names, to obtain the layer that must be used for a secret chat use the following wrapper method).

$secret_chat = $MadelineProto->get_secret_chat($chat);
    'key' => [ // The authorization key
        'auth_key' => 'string', // 256 bytes long
        'fingerprint' => 10387574747492, // a 64 bit signed integer
        'visualization_orig' => 'string', // 16 bytes long
        'visualization_46' => 'string', // 20 bytes long
         // The two visualization strings must be concatenated to generate a visual fingerprint
    'admin' => false, // Am I the creator of the chat?
    'user_id' => 101374607, // The user id of the other user
    'InputEncryptedChat' => [...], // An inputEncryptedChat object that represents the current chat
    'in_seq_no_x' => number, // in_seq_no must be multiplied by two and incremented by this before being sent over the network
    'out_seq_no_x' => number, // out_seq_no must be multiplied by two and incremeneted this begore being sent over the network
    'layer' => number, // The secret chat TL layer used by the other client
    'ttl' => number, // The default time to live of messages in this chat
    'ttr' => 100, // Time left before rekeying must be done, decremented by one every time a message as encrypted/decrypted with this key
    'updated' => time(), // Last time the key of the current chat was changed
    'incoming' => [], // Incoming messages, TL serialized strings
    'outgoing' => [], // Outgoing ~
    'created' => time(), // When was this chat created
    'rekeying' => [0] // Info for rekeying

This method gets info about a certain chat.

Lua binding

The lua binding makes use of the Lua php extension.

When istantiating the \danog\MadelineProto\Lua class, the first parameter provided to the constructor must be the path to the lua script, and the second parameter a logged in instance of MadelineProto.

The class is basically a wrapper for the lua environment, so by setting an attribute you're setting a variable in the Lua environment, by reading an attribute you're reading a variable from the lua environment, and by calling a function you're actually calling a Lua function you declared in the script.

By assigning a callable to an attribute, you're actually assigning a new function in the lua environment that once called, will call the php callable.

Passing lua callables to a parameter of a PHP callable will throw an exception due to a bug in the PHP lua extension that I gotta fix (so passing the usual cb and cb_extra parameters to the td-cli wrappers isn't yet possible).

All MadelineProto wrapper methods (for example upload, download, upload_encrypted, get_self, and others) are imported in the Lua environment, as well as all MTProto wrappers (see the API docs for more info).

td-cli wrappers are also present: you can use the tdcli_function in lua and pass mtproto updates to the tdcli_update_callback via PHP, they will be automatically converted to/from td objects. Please note that the object conversion is not complete, feel free to contribute to the conversion module in src/danog/MadelineProto/Conversion/TD.php.

For examples, see lua/*.


MadelineProto can throw lots of different exceptions:

  • \danog\MadelineProto\Exception - Default exception, thrown when a php error occures and in a lot of other cases

  • \danog\MadelineProto\RPCErrorException - Thrown when an RPC error occurres (an error received via the mtproto API)

  • \danog\MadelineProto\TL\Exception - Thrown on TL serialization/deserialization errors

  • \danog\MadelineProto\NothingInTheSocketException - Thrown if no data can be read from the TCP socket

  • \danog\MadelineProto\PTSException - Thrown if the PTS is unrecoverably corrupted

  • \danog\MadelineProto\SecurityException - Thrown on security problems (invalid params during generation of auth key or similar)

  • \danog\MadelineProto\TL\Conversion\Exception - Thrown if some param/object can't be converted to/from bot API/TD/TD-CLI format (this includes markdown/html parsing)


Created by Daniil Gentili, licensed under AGPLv3, based on telepy.

While writing this client, I looked at many projects for inspiration and help. Here's the full list:

Thanks to the devs that contributed to these projects, MadelineProto is now an easy, well-written and complete MTProto client.


Here you can find this project's roadmap.

You can use this scheme of the structure of this project to help yourself:

build_docs.php - Builds API docs from TL scheme file
        AckHandler - Handles acknowledgement of incoming and outgoing mtproto messages
        AuthKeyHandler - Handles generation of the temporary and permanent authorization keys
        CallHandler - Handles synchronous calls to mtproto methods or objects, also basic response management (waits until the socket receives a response)
        Crypt - Handles ige and aes encryption
        MessageHandler - Handles sending and receiving of mtproto messages (packs TL serialized data with message id, auth key id and encrypts it with Crypt if needed, adds them to the arrays of incoming and outgoing messages)
        MsgIdHandler - Handles message ids (checks if they are valid, adds them to the arrays of incoming and outgoing messages)
        ResponseHandler - Handles the content of responses received, service messages, rpc results, errors, and stores them into the response section of the outgoing messages array)
        SaltHandler - Handles server salts
        SeqNoHandler - Handles sequence numbers (checks validity)
        PeerHandler - Manages peers
        UpdateHandler - Handles updates
        Exception - Handles exceptions in the TL namespace
        TL - Handles TL serialization and deserialization
        TLConstructor - Stores TL constructors
        TLMethod - Stores TL methods
        TLParams - Parses params
        Login - Handles logging in as a bot or a user, logging out
        PeerHandler - Eases getting of input peer objects using usernames or bot API chat ids
        SettingsManager - Eases updating settings
    API - Wrapper class that instantiates the MTProto class, sets the error handler, provides a wrapper for calling mtproto methods directly as class submethods, and uses the simplified wrappers from Wrappers/
    APIFactory - Provides a wrapper for calling namespaced mtproto methods directly as class submethods
    Connection - Handles tcp/udp/http connections and wrapping payloads generated by MTProtoTools/MessageHandler into the right message according to the protocol, stores authorization keys, session id and sequence number
    DataCenter - Handles mtproto datacenters (is a wrapper for Connection classes)
    DebugTools - Various debugging tools
    Exception - Handles exceptions and PHP errors
    RPCErrorException - Handles RPC errors
    MTProto - Handles initial connection, generation of authorization keys, instantiation of classes, writing of client info
    Logger - Static logging class
    prime.py and getpq.py - prime module (python) for p and q generation
    PrimeModule.php - prime module (php) for p and q generation by wrapping the python module, using wolfram alpha or a built in PHP engine
    RSA - Handles RSA public keys and signatures
    Tools - Various tools (positive modulus, string2bin, python-like range)

Check out the Contribution guide before contributing. Kiao by grizzly