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How to use curl for a RabbitMQ connection

24 September,2019 by Rambler

Question : How can I use curl to test a remote  connection to RabbitMQ? The goal is to use Apache Kafka as the end-goal for data streaming from RabbitMQ , but I just want to use a simple curl command line method to establish whether the credentials , host & port are valid. Note this is a remote connection 

Answer: If you have the RabbitMQ queue name and want to return the messages in a queue this method will get the messages. Before attempting the connection ensure the host , username,password, port are all valid. Including making sure is open at the firewall 


curl -u guest:guest -i -H "content-type:application/json" -X POST -d'{"count":5,"requeue":true,"encoding":"auto","truncate":50000}' 

A common error message is -  there is no valid vhost

RabbitMQ uses the "/" notation for the default VHOST.

"/" is translated to %2F in HTTP. So you'll notice in the url above %2F


There is lots of other information you can gather using curl and RabbitMQ, such as the queue size , list of virtual hosts, exchange information

If you're planning on configuring RabbitMQ as a producer in Apache Kafka , you'll need to plan on how you will read the JSON format and depending on  the downward consumer to translate the JSON into a Kafka topic for consumption. 


Let me know if you use any other scripting methods for test connections to remote RabbitMQ queues 

Author: Rambler (


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