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Installing RabbitMQ Server on Ubuntu

Updated 30 January 2017

RabbitMQ is included by default in standard Debian and Ubuntu Linux distributions. However, the versions included are often quite old. You will probably get better results by installing it yourself.

Installing RabbitMQ Server:

Execute the following command to add the APT repository to your /etc/apt/sources.list.d:

sudo echo "deb testing main" >> /etc/apt/sources.list

[OPTIONAL] To avoid warnings about unsigned packages, add rabbitmq`s public key to your trusted key list, as:

wget -O- |
        sudo apt-key add -

Run the following command to update the package list &Install rabbitmq-server package:

sudo apt-get update && apt-get install rabbitmq-server

Starting RabbitMQ Services:

RabbitMQ server has been installed successfully, now run below commands to start and check the status of RabbitMQ server

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To Start/Stop/Check-Status of RabbitMQ server:

service rabbitmq-server start/stop/status

To make the service to start and stop automatically with the Ubuntu Server.

update-rc.d rabbitmq-server defaults

Enabling RabbitMQ Web Interface :

The rabbitmq-management plugin provides an HTTP-based API for management and monitoring of your RabbitMQ server, along with a browser-based UI

Run the below command to install this plugin:

rabbitmq-plugins enable rabbitmq_management

Now we can access RabbitMQ Management from our web browser on port 15672 use the default ‘guest‘ as user name and ‘guest‘ as password to login, as:


You can also create new admin user using below commands.

rabbitmqctl add_user admin admin

rabbitmqctl set_user_tags admin administrator

rabbitmqctl set_permissions -p / admin ".*" ".*" ".*"

To Read More, check this link Basic Concepts RabbitMQ

That`s it !!! I hope it will help someone in the future. And by someone I most likely mean by me !

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