Installing on Homebrew

A brew for the RabbitMQ server is available from Homebrew. Note: You may not be able to install the RabbitMQ brew from inside a firewall.

Install the Server

Before installing make sure you have the latest brews:

brew update
Then, install RabbitMQ server with:
brew install rabbitmq

Run RabbitMQ Server

The RabbitMQ server scripts are installed into /usr/local/sbin. This is not automatically added to your path, so you may wish to add
PATH=$PATH:/usr/local/sbin to your .bash_profile or .profile. The server can then be started with rabbitmq-server.

All scripts run under your own user account. Sudo is not required.

Default user access

The broker creates a user guest with password guest. Unconfigured clients will in general use these credentials. By default, these credentials can only be used when connecting to the broker as localhost so you will need to take action before connecting fromn any other machine.

See the documentation on access control for information on how to create more users, delete the guest user, or allow remote access to the guest user.

See the Generic Unix or Linux section for further information.