[rabbitmq-discuss] Configuring Users

Jerry Kuch jerryk at vmware.com
Fri Mar 9 21:05:58 GMT 2012

Hi, Paul:

User names and passwords are actually stored in the Erlang/OTP
Mnesia database that Rabbit uses.  Its location in the filesystem
varies depending on what platform you're running on, and whether
you've told it to go somewhere other than its platform specific

The details by platform are summarized here:


On Windows you'll find the rabbitmq.config file, which you'd use
if you wanted to move Mnesia elsewhere in %RABBITMQ_BASE%.

Best regards,

----- Original Message -----
From: "Paul M. Bell" <pbell at syncsort.com>
To: rabbitmq-discuss at lists.rabbitmq.com
Sent: Friday, March 9, 2012 12:17:21 PM
Subject: [rabbitmq-discuss] Configuring Users

Hi All, 

I have RabbitMQ running on a Windows Server 2008 R2 box. 

I for the first time tried to add a new user. Seems to have worked, I can login to that user, etc. 

I though, perhaps wrongly, that in response to adding a user I would see a rabbit.config file created (or updated) somewhere on my C:\ drive. I have noticed some RabbitMQ config info kept in C:\...\AppData\Roaming\RabbitMQ. But I can find no evidence of a rabbitmq.config file anywhere on the C:\ drive. 

Can someone tell me where RabbitMQ keeps user and password info? 




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