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Version: 3.13

Use as OAuth 2.0 server

Demonstrate how to authenticate using the OAuth 2.0 protocol and Auth0 as Authorization Server using the following flows:

  • Access management UI via a browser
  • Access management rest api
  • Access AMQP protocol

Prerequisites to follow this guide

Create RabbitMQ API

In Auth0, resources are mapped to Application APIs.

  1. Once you have logged onto your account in, go to dashboard > Applications > APIs > Create an API.
  2. Give it the name rabbitmq. The important thing here is the identifier which must have the name of the resource_server_id we configured in RabbitMQ. This identifier goes into the audience JWT field. In our case, it is called rabbitmq.
  3. Choose RS256 as the signing algorithm.
  4. Enable RBAC.
  5. Enable Add Permissions in the Access Token.

Configure permissions in RabbitMQ API

  1. Edit the API we just created with the name rabbitmq.

  2. Go into Permissions and add the permissions (scope) this api can grant. We are going to add the following scopes:

    • rabbitmq.write:*/*
    • rabbitmq.configure:*/*
    • rabbitmq.tag:administrator

Create an OAuth client for the Management UI

By default, for every API we create, an Application gets created using the API's identifier as its name. An Application requests an OAuth client.

Go to dashboard > Applications, and you should see your application listed. An application gives us a client_id, a client_secret and a http endpoint called Domain where to claim a token.

Create Application rabbitmq-management

An application gives us the client-id and client-secret for the management UI to authenticate on behalf of the end user.

In the settings, choose:

  • Application type : Single Page applications
  • Token Endpoint Authentication Method: None
  • Allowed Callback URLs: http://localhost:15672/js/oidc-oauth/login-callback.html
  • Allowed Web Origins: http://localhost:15672
  • Allowed Origins (CORS): http://localhost:15672

Create a new user

You can use your current Auth0 user to login to RabbitMQ or create a dedicated user for that. Up to you.

Authorize rabbitmq-management application

  1. Go to Authorized Applications.
  2. click on Authorize and select all the scopes.

Create permissions and grant them

  1. Go to "Roles".
  2. Create the role called rabbitmq.tag:administrator.
  3. Go to "Permissions" and select all the permissions.
  4. Go to "Users" and make sure our user is listed else add our user to the list of users which have this role.

Configure RabbitMQ with Auth0 signing key

  1. From Auth0 dashboard, go to Settings > List of Valid Keys, and Copy Signing Certificate from the CURRENTLY USED signing key.

  2. Create /tmp/certificate.pem and paste the certificate.

  3. Run openssl x509 -in /tmp/certificate.pem -pubkey -noout > /tmp/public.pem to extract the public key from the certificate and paste the public key into rabbitmq.config.

Below we have a sample RabbitMQ configuration where we have set the default_key identifier that we copied from Auth0 and also the public key we extracted from /tmp/public.pem.

{key_config, [
{default_key, <<"LQPlyC9P_gOhzMLx7r2Qm">>},
#{<<"LQPlyC9P_gOhzMLx7r2Qm">> => {pem, <<"-----BEGIN PUBLIC KEY-----
-----END PUBLIC KEY-----">>}

Start RabbitMQ

Run the following commands to run RabbitMQ:

export MODE=auth0
make start-rabbitmq

Verify Management UI flows

  1. Go to management UI http://localhost:15672.
  2. Click on the single button, authenticate with your secondary Auth0 user. You should be redirected back to the management UI.

Auth0 issues an access token like this one below. Where we receive in the scope claim the requested scopes, and in the permissions claim the permissions. We have configured RabbitMQ with {extra_scopes_source, <<"permissions">>}, which means RabbitMQ uses the scopes in the permissions claim too.

"iss": "",
"sub": "auth0|6294e0afdc4dea0068d780a7",
"aud": [
"iat": 1654002181,
"exp": 1654088581,
"azp": "ffxcvJb6byeNG1Qr6us0Mg0Jp5HyzwwV",
"scope": "openid profile rabbitmq.tag:administrator",
"permissions": [