[rabbitmq-discuss] Authentication Backend HTTP

Francesco Mazzoli francesco at rabbitmq.com
Mon Jul 2 10:37:47 BST 2012

At Sun, 1 Jul 2012 15:01:17 -0700 (PDT),
eleanor  wrote:
> Hi, I found the following plugin, which I think can be a great way to extend
> the rabbitmq: https://github.com/simonmacmullen/rabbitmq-auth-backend-http
> But since I'm only starting with rabbitmq, I downloaded the rabbitmq
> development tools like it says here
> http://www.rabbitmq.com/plugin-development.html . So the plugins/ directory
> under rabbitmq-server contains the following:
>     # ls plugins/
>     lrwxrwxrwx 1 eleanor eleanor 32 Jul  1 19:22 rabbitmq-auth-backend-http
> -> ../../rabbitmq-auth-backend-http
>     lrwxrwxrwx 1 eleanor eleanor 28 Jul  1 18:47 rabbitmq-erlang-client ->
> ../../rabbitmq-erlang-client
> This should be fine, since the rabbitmq-auth-backend-http is enabled. The
> problem happens with the enable command:
>     # rabbitmq-plugins enable rabbitmq_auth_backend_http
>     Error: The following plugins could not be found:
> rabbitmq_auth_backend_http
> [...]
> Does anybody have any idea how to install the HTTP backend to test it out?

The missing step in your description seems to be building the plugin
itself. Go into the `rabbitmq-auth-backend-http' directory and issue a

> Btw: why isn't this plugin part of the default plugins if rabbitmq?

Well I'm not sure about that, but the README reads "Note: it's at an
early stage of development, although it's conceptually very simple."

Francesco * Often in error, never in doubt

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