[rabbitmq-discuss] Multi tenancy

Jason J. W. Williams jasonjwwilliams at gmail.com
Tue Dec 14 16:39:22 GMT 2010

This sounds like a situation that would benefit from max-retries on queues and a dead letter bin to help keep bad applications from swamping others. 


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On Dec 14, 2010, at 7:05, Simon MacMullen <simon at rabbitmq.com> wrote:

> On 14/12/10 11:09, Mark Hudson wrote:
>> My client wants to rent their application to multiple customers - multi
>> tenancy. I'm currently thinking to use a RabbitMQ virtual host per
>> company, so each company is separated with  their own queues, allowing
>> me to throttle, turn on/off consumers on a per company basis, and to
>> scale out a companies brokers if need be. Does this sound ok ?
> That sounds fairly reasonable, but be aware that there's no quotas or any similar mechanism to prevent a greedy user from swamping the machine.
>> I also propose to create accounts for the different consumers/producers
>> in the system, this would have to be multiplied by the number of
>> companies, so I could imagine the administration of all those users,
>> permissions and nodes might be a bit time consuming. Has anybody done
>> something like this, or is there a better approach ?
> It shouldn't be too painful as long as you keep each user confined to its own vhost. I would write a script that used rabbitmqctl or rabbitmqadmin to read a list of companies and make sure all the needed users / vhosts / permissions exist (and raise an alarm if extra permissions exist).
> In the future, pluggable authentication backends might help solve some of your problem.
> Cheers, Simon
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