[rabbitmq-discuss] RabbitMQ management plugin/API - extended permissions

Simon MacMullen simon at rabbitmq.com
Tue May 31 17:09:34 BST 2011

On 31/05/11 17:07, Dan B wrote:
> Given the following:
> I have a RabbitMQ installation.
> According to best practices, I have deleted the guest/guest default
> login.
> I have installed the RabbitMQ management plugin.
> How can I assign the "administrator" flag to my login if my login is
> not an administrator?

There's no way to do this in the management plugin (unsurprisingly, it 
would be a security hole).

You can do it from the command line with:

  rabbitmqctl set_admin <username>

Cheers, Simon

Simon MacMullen
Staff Engineer, RabbitMQ
SpringSource, a division of VMware

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