Rabbit MQ – Admin Commands

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Using rabbitmq.com APT Repository

  • Add the following line to your /etc/apt/sources.list:
    deb http://www.rabbitmq.com/debian/ testing main
  • (optional) To avoid warnings about unsigned packages, add the Rabbit MQ public key to your trusted key list using apt-key(8):
    wget https://www.rabbitmq.com/rabbitmq-signing-key-public.asc
    sudo apt-key add rabbitmq-signing-key-public.asc

    Our public signing key is also available from Bintray.

  • Run apt-get update.
  • Install packages as usual; for instance,
    sudo apt-get install rabbitmq-server

Start & Stop the Server

invoke-rc.d rabbitmq-server stop/start/etc.

To stop and check on the status of the server, run these two commands.

rabbitmqctl stop
rabbitmqctl status

Security and Ports

SELinux and similar mechanisms may prevent RabbitMQ from binding to a port. When that happens, RabbitMQ will fail to start. Make sure the following ports can be opened:

  • 4369 (epmd), 25672 (Erlang distribution)
  • 5672, 5671 (AMQP 0-9-1 without and with TLS)
  • 15672 (if management plugin is enabled)
  • 61613, 61614 (if STOMP is enabled)
  • 1883, 8883 (if MQTT is enabled)

Default user access

The broker creates a user guest with password guest. Clients not configured will use these credentials. These credentials are only be used when connecting to the broker as localhost so accounts are needed for deployed use.

See the documentation on access control for information on how to create more users, delete the guest user, or allow remote access to the guest user.


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