[rabbitmq-discuss] RabbitMQ Auth AMQP/Http

Simon MacMullen simon at rabbitmq.com
Fri Mar 7 15:20:40 GMT 2014

On 07/03/2014 8:40AM, Gerrit Grote wrote:
> Hi Simon,
> while searching for a way to authenticate users with RabbitMQ, I found
> you repositories at GitHub.
> The HTTP and AMQP Auth plugins seem to be good, but I personally don't
> like the HTTP approach, because I think its too much overhead and maybe
> the performance is worse with it.
> You AMQP Auth plugin has its latest commit 3 years ago... Is it sill
> working with latest versions of RabbitMQ?

I've brought it up to date just now.

Having said that, its performance may or may not be any better than the 
HTTP plugin.

> Do you know any other plugin, maybe one that queries a database to
> authenticate the users?

The LDAP plugin that ships with RabbitMQ, if LDAP counts as a database. 
That has the advantage of being rather more actively maintained.

It would certainly be possible to write a SQL based plugin. I don't 
really have time to do that right now, but (CCing the mailing list) if 
anyone is interested in writing a simple plugin, that might be an 
interesting and not too hard project.

Cheers, Simon

Simon MacMullen
RabbitMQ, Pivotal

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