The ActiveMQ Web Console is a web based administration tool for working with ActiveMQ. When used with the JMX support it can be an invaluable tool for working with ActiveMQ
Running the Web Console on ActiveMQ 5.0 or later
We have integrated the Web Console into the binary distribution. So Download a binary distribution then follow the instructions for Version 5 Run Broker. Then you can point your web browser at the URL
And hey presto, you should now have the Web Console running.
In the event that you are running a standalone broker and the Web Console is not reachable, check that the following lines are included in your ActiveMQ config xml:
The import will start up an embedded Jetty container. To verify that the config is working, the following should appear in your ActiveMQ console/logs on next startup:
Changing the port
If you want to change the port number of the web console, see the configuration files in the conf directory.
Securing Web Console
Starting with ActiveMQ 5.4.0, Web Console comes pre-configured with basic access authentication setup. It's turned off by default, so you need to turn it on explicitly, but it's really simple. Go to the
and change it to
That's it. From that point on, web server will look at
You may also wish to enable ssl connector to further secure access to the web console and other web resources of the broker. To do that, go to the
Standard connector is left enabled in this example, but you can remove it in your configuration if you wish.
Note that these changes will affect the whole web server, so if you're using REST API or blob fileserver be sure to provide appropriate credentials.
Using the Web Console
The web console is depicted in the following image:
To get started, go to the Send page and send a message to a queue (you can send multiple if you like, see the message count field).
Now that you have sent messages to a queue you should be able to Browse then and view the queue as an RSS or Atom feed.
The Web Console has many features relative to it's tabs as shown in the following table.
External Web Consoles
There are a number of external web consoles for Apache ActiveMQ in separate open source projects: