RabbitMQ Create Users

In previous chapters, we learned how to create exchanges, queues and bindings in rabbitmq. Now, we will learn how to create a new user and give required permissions to new user in rabbitmq web management portal.

RabbitMQ Add User

To create a new user, we need to login into rabbitmq web management plugin using default credentials (guest) like as shown below.

 

RabbitMQ Server Web Management Login Screen

 

After logging into the application, to create a new user we need to navigate to Admin tab for that click on Admin tab like as shown below.

 

RabbitMQ Web Management Admin Section

 

After navigate to Admin tab, we can see the default user (“guest”) details who is having “administrator” privileges and below that we have Add a user panel to add new user like as shown below.

 

RabbitMQ Click on Add a New User Panel to Create New User

 

After we click on “Add a user” panel, it will show the panel with different parameters to create a new user like as shown below.

 

Adding New User in RabbitMQ Web Management Plugin

If you observe above picture, we have a section called Tags. Here, Tags are the rights or privileges which we assigned while creating a user and we can set single or multiple privileges to a user based on our requirements. In case, if we want to multiple privileges, then set privileges as a comma (,) separated like administrator, management, etc. based on our requirements.

 

Following are the different type of privileges or rights which supported in management plugin while creating a new user in rabbitmq.

 

TagDescription
management If we set this tag, the user can access management plugin.
policymaker If we set this tag, the user can access management plugin and manage policies and parameters for the vhosts they have access to.
monitoring If we set this tag, the user can access management plugin and see all the connections and channels as well as node-related information.
administrator If we set this tag, the user can do everything in management like manage users, vhosts, permissions, close other user's connections, and manage policies and parameters for all vhosts.

Now, we will create a new user (demouser) by entering all the required details like password as “123456”, privilege as “administrator” and click on Add user button to a create new user like as shown below.

 

RabbitMQ Enter Details to Create New User

 

After adding a user, you can see all the users in All users panel for that just expand it like as shown below.

 

RabbitQ Users in Web Management Portal

 

After expanding, you can see the new user “demouser” but in the grid, you can see “can access virtual hosts” columns where it has the value “No access” which means we do not have the privilege to virtual hosts.

RabbitMQ Set Privileges to Access Virtual Hosts

To set a permission to access virtual hosts, just click on the username which we have created “demouser” and go to Permissions panel which is just below to overview panel and click on Set permission button to set permissions like as shown below.

 

Set Permisssions to User in RabbitMQ

 

Once we are done with permission settings, then we can see the user permissions under “Current permissions” like as shown below.

 

RabbitMQ User with Permissions

 

Now we will use newly created user (“demouser”) details to login into rabbitmq web management plugin like as shown below.

 

RabbitMQ Logging with New User

 

Following is the snapshot of rabbitmq web management plugin after logging with new user “demouser”.

 

RabbitMQ Web Management View After Login with Newly Created User

 

This is how we can create a new users and assign a required permissions in rabbitmq using web management plugin.

 

 

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