Archive for the ‘ActiveMQ’ Category

ActiveMQ in Action released

Book projects always (at least for me) takes quite longer to finish than you anticipate at the beginning. But unlike everything we do in software development, when it is finally finished, you get the real physical thing you can hold in your hands. And that’s always a great feeling. I’m happy to announce that ActiveMQ […]

ActiveMQ 5.5: Audit Logging

The PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard) v2.0, specifies that all user actions must be audited, so they can be inspected later if needed. To be deployable in such environments, we added audit logging to ActiveMQ. In this article you can find the basics on how to configure and use it. Here, […]

How to monitor ActiveMQ networks

If you’re running ActiveMQ in a distributed setup using network of brokers, you’re probably interested in techniques available to monitor your network. This usually implies viewing the status of the network bridges and generating events when the status changes. There were some improvements in this area for the next 5.5 release and here I’ll try […]

ActiveMQ in Action in Production

It’s always a good feeling when the book project goes into the production, and that’s what happened to ActiveMQ in Action this week. If you already bought MEAP access plus printed version of the book, you can expect your printed version in the next few months. If not, it’s still not too late as we’re […]

ActiveMQ 5.4.1: Encrypted passwords

While configuring ActiveMQ for a production use, you usually need to store passwords in your configuration files. Passwords are usually needed for: Simple authentication plugin JDBC/LDAP passwords Accessing secured brokers by Web Console, Camel, etc Naturally, people don’t want to keep plain passwords in the configuration files. ActiveMQ 5.4.1 comes with a solution for that. […]

What’s new in Apache ActiveMQ 5.4.0

Apache ActiveMQ 5.4.0 is out. Beside our usual dedication to making it bullet-proof by adding a lot of test cases and resolving issues reported by our vibrant community, this release contains a lot of new features (some of which has already been covered here). In this post I’ll try to sum up the new features […]

Fast producer failover with ActiveMQ

When you’re sending messages to a cluster of ActiveMQ brokers using failover protocol and the current broker dies, the transport will try to connect and send messages to the next one. If that one is unavailable it will try next and so on and so on. So what happens when all brokers in the cluster […]

ActiveMQ 5.4: Seamless OSGi Integration

For upcoming ActiveMQ 5.4.0 release we did a lot of work to make it a better citizen in OSGi land. Let’s walk through some of the stuff you can do now. First of all download and install recently released Apache Karaf 2.0.0. Now if you want to play with all these stuff before the ActiveMQ […]

Securing ActiveMQ 5.3.1 console

In many environments, users want to restrict access to ActiveMQ web server (Jetty) and web console application in particular. Here’s how to do it for ActiveMQ 5.3.1 version of broker. In 5.3.1, the whole web server configuration is placed in the ${ACTIVEMQ_HOME}/conf/jetty.xml file. The configuration file you can find at here is a drop-in replacement […]

ActiveMQ 5.3.1 Released

Apache ActiveMQ 5.3.1 has just been released. It’s primarily the maintenance release, including nearly 100 bug fixes and improvements over the previous 5.3.0 version. The full list of improvements and bug fixes, as well as the download link, can be found at the release page. JDBC message store – a big effort has been made […]