[rabbitmq-discuss] RabbitMQ MQTT plugin and x509 client certificate authentication

Mark Wolfe mark at wolfe.id.au
Wed Nov 13 11:18:44 GMT 2013

Thanks a lot for the pointers I will take a look at that repo and see what
i can pull together.

On the second point I am actually using AMQP quite a bit between internal
components at the moment, with a view to using the federation plugin in the

That said the bridges I am talking about are from very small gateway
devices on very unreliable wireless networks connected up to 400 ms away
from the central brokers. From what I have observed in the past MQTT is
designed to work more effectively in these sorts of scenarios.


On Wed, Nov 13, 2013 at 8:58 PM, Emile Joubert <emile at rabbitmq.com> wrote:

> Hi Mark,
> On 12/11/13 23:08, Mark Wolfe wrote:
> > I am working on a project to use MQTT with RabbitMQ to a bunch of
> > devices and I am looking to use x509 client certificate authentication.
> I have filed a ticket for this enhancement. This repository has some
> relevance: http://hg.rabbitmq.com/rabbitmq-auth-mechanism-ssl/
> > In addition to client certificate authentication I am also interesting
> > in implementing some of the bridge related enhancements currently being
> > trailed in mosquitto but that is not high on my agenda at the moment.
> > Note I know these are NOT in the standard yet however they are useful.
> As you say, bridging is not part of the specification. You can use
> RabbitMQ federation to obtain equivalent benefits, but using AMQP as the
> federation protocol.
> -Emile


Mark Wolfe

I am not young enough to know everything.
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