[rabbitmq-discuss] Computer authentication/authorisation

Simon MacMullen simon at rabbitmq.com
Fri Aug 17 14:37:06 BST 2012

On 17/08/12 13:02, Emile Joubert wrote:
> On 17/08/12 07:42, Michael Cohen wrote:
>> I would like to authenticate/authorise computers rather than human users.
>> I don't want to manually have to add computer "users" in to RabbitMQ. I
>> want them looked up from a directory.
> This is not possible at the time of writing (v.8.5), but it may well be
> possible to write your own plugin that makes use of the information
> obtained from the socket. You should look at the implementation of
> rabbitmq_auth_mechanism_ssl and the rabbit_auth_mechanism_cr_demo module
> in the broker if you want to pursue that avenue.

Well, it depends what the OP meant.

If the idea is that:

* Data about individual computers is managed in a central LDAP repository
* Each computer identifies itself with an SSL certificate

then the two plugins mentioned will do the trick. If not - then what did 
you have in mind (Michael)?

Cheers, Simon

Simon MacMullen
RabbitMQ, VMware

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