[rabbitmq-discuss] Management plugin guest account login issue

Michael Klishin mklishin at gopivotal.com
Wed Jun 4 08:59:18 BST 2014

 On 4 June 2014 at 11:52:50, anate (ambatinr at hotmail.com) wrote:
> > I installed RabbitMQ and enabled Management plugin. I was able  
> to login using
> localhost(http://localhost:15672/) 'guest' account.I changed  
> the password
> after I logged in. But it doesn't work if I use the
> 'http://servername:15672'). It doesn't allow me to login.  
> I am getting
> 'login failed'. It works if I login using localhost. How to resolve  
> this
> issue? Please let me know.

Starting with RabbitMQ 3.3, guest user can only log in from localhost by
default: http://www.rabbitmq.com/blog/2014/04/02/breaking-things-with-rabbitmq-3-3/

The post links to the docs that explain how to re-enable the old behaviour but
you *really* should use a separate user for remote connections. Otherwise you
have an admin user with well-known credentials that connect from outside. Not
a great security decision.

Software Engineer, Pivotal/RabbitMQ

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