Apache ActiveMQ 5.3 is primarily a maintenance release which resolves 98 issues.

The most improved areas in this release are:

  • KahaDB message store - fixed performance limiting issues in indexes for both Queues and Topics
  • JDBC message store - a lot of improvements in reliability of this messages store
  • nio and stomp+nio transports - fixed problems with leaking resources
  • OSGi integration - a lot of small improvements and better Apache Karaf integration
  • Web console security - secured against XSS and XSRF attacks

Getting the Binary Distributions


Download Link

PGP Signature file of download

Windows Distribution



Unix/Linux/Cygwin Distribution



Verify the Integrity of Downloads

It is essential that you verify the integrity of the downloaded files using the PGP or MD5 signatures. The PGP signatures can be verified using PGP or GPG. Begin by following these steps:

  1. Download the KEYS
  2. Download the asc signature file for the relevant distribution
  3. Verify the signatures using the following commands, depending on your use of PGP or GPG:



(Where <version> is replaced with the actual version, e.g., 5.1.0, 5.2.0, etc.).

Alternatively, you can verify the MD5 signature on the files. A Unix program called md5 or md5sum is included in most Linux and Unix distributions. It is also available as part of GNU Textutils. Windows users can utilize any of the following md5 programs:

Getting the Binaries using Maven 2

To use this release in your maven project, the proper dependency configuration that you should use in your Maven POM is:

Getting the Source Code

Source Distributions

SVN Tag Checkout


For a more detailed view of new features and bug fixes, see the release notes

Also see the previous ActiveMQ 5.3.0 Release

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