Apache ActiveMQ Artemis supports the AMQP
specification. By default there are
acceptor elements configured to accept
AMQP connections on ports
See the general Protocols and Interoperability
chapter for details on configuring an
acceptor for AMQP.
You can use any AMQP 1.0 compatible clients.
A short list includes:
We have a few examples as part of the Artemis distribution:
- Java (Using the qpid JMS Client)
The broker will not perform any message conversion to any other protocols when sending AMQP and receiving AMQP.
However if you intend your message to be received by an AMQP JMS Client, you must follow the JMS Mapping Conventions. If you send a body type that is not recognized by this specification the conversion between AMQP and any other protocol will make it a Binary Message. Make sure you follow these conventions if you intend to cross protocols or languages. Especially on the message body.
A compatibility setting allows aligning the naming convention of AMQP queues (JMS Durable and Shared Subscriptions) with CORE. For backwards compatibility reasons, you need to explicitly enable this via broker configuration:
true- use queue naming convention that is aligned with CORE.
false(default) - use older naming convention.
Intercepting and changing messages
We don't recommend changing messages at the server's side for a few reasons:
- AMQP messages are meant to be immutable
- The message won't be the original message the user sent
- AMQP has the possibility of signing messages. The signature would be broken.
- For performance reasons. We try not to re-encode (or even decode) messages.
If regardless these recommendations you still need and want to intercept and change AMQP messages, look at the aforementioned interceptor examples.
AMQP and security
The Apache ActiveMQ Artemis Server accepts the PLAIN, ANONYMOUS, and GSSAPI SASL mechanism. These are implemented on the broker's security infrastructure.
AMQP and destinations
If an AMQP Link is dynamic then a temporary queue will be created and either the remote source or remote target address will be set to the name of the temporary queue. If the Link is not dynamic then the the address of the remote target or source will used for the queue. If this does not exist then it will be auto-created if the settings allow.
AMQP and Multicast Addresses (Topics)
Although AMQP has no notion of "topics" it is still possible to treat AMQP
consumers or receivers as subscriptions rather than just consumers on a queue.
By default any receiving link that attaches to an address that has only
multicast enabled will be treated as a subscription and a corresponding
subscription queue will be created. If the Terminus Durability is either
CONFIGURATION then the queue will be made durable
(similar to a JMS durable subscription) and given a name made up from the
container id and the link name, something like
If the Terminus Durability is configured as
NONE then a volatile
queue will be created.
AMQP and Coordinations - Handling Transactions
An AMQP links target can also be a Coordinator. A Coordinator is used to handle transactions. If a coordinator is used then the underlying server session will be transacted and will be either rolled back or committed via the coordinator.
AMQP allows the use of multiple transactions per session,
amqp:multi-txns-per-ssn, however in this version of Apache ActiveMQ Artemis will only support single transactions per session.
AMQP scheduling message delivery
An AMQP message can provide scheduling information that controls the time in the future when the message will be delivered at the earliest. This information is provided by adding a message annotation to the sent message.
There are two different message annotations that can be used to schedule a message for later delivery:
x-opt-delivery-timeThe specified value must be a positive long corresponding to the time the message should be made available for delivery (in milliseconds).
x-opt-delivery-delayThe specified value must be a positive long corresponding to the amount of milliseconds after the broker receives the given message before it should be made available for delivery.
If both annotations are present in the same message then the broker will prefer
the more specific
Configuring AMQP Idle Timeout
It is possible to configure the AMQP Server's IDLE Timeout by setting the property amqpIdleTimeout in milliseconds on the acceptor.
This will make the server to send an AMQP frame open to the client, with your configured timeout / 2.
So, if you configured your AMQP Idle Timeout to be 60000, the server will tell the client to send frames every 30,000 milliseconds.
<acceptor name="amqp">.... ;amqpIdleTimeout=<configured-timeout>; ..... </acceptor>
Disabling Keep alive checks
if you set amqpIdleTimeout=0 that will tell clients to not sending keep alive packets towards the server. On this case you will rely on TCP to determine when the socket needs to be closed.
<acceptor name="amqp">.... ;amqpIdleTimeout=0; ..... </acceptor>
This contains a real example for configuring amqpIdleTimeout: