Detailed documentation on the RabbitMQ pubsub component

Setup RabbitMQ

You can run a RabbitMQ server locally using Docker:

docker run -d --hostname my-rabbit --name some-rabbit rabbitmq:3

You can then interact with the server using the client port: localhost:5672.

The easiest way to install RabbitMQ on Kubernetes is by using the Helm chart:

helm install rabbitmq stable/rabbitmq

Look at the chart output and get the username and password.

This will install RabbitMQ into the default namespace. To interact with RabbitMQ, find the service with: kubectl get svc rabbitmq.

For example, if installing using the example above, the RabbitMQ server client address would be:


Create a Dapr component

The next step is to create a Dapr component for RabbitMQ.

Create the following YAML file named rabbitmq.yaml:

apiVersion: dapr.io/v1alpha1
kind: Component
  name: <NAME>
  namespace: <NAMESPACE>
  type: pubsub.rabbitmq
  version: v1
  - name: host
    value: <REPLACE-WITH-HOST> # Required. Example: "amqp://rabbitmq.default.svc.cluster.local:5672", "amqp://localhost:5672"
  - name: durable
    value: <REPLACE-WITH-DURABLE> # Optional. Default: "false"
  - name: deletedWhenUnused
    value: <REPLACE-WITH-DELETE-WHEN-UNUSED> # Optional. Default: "false"
  - name: autoAck
    value: <REPLACE-WITH-AUTO-ACK> # Optional. Default: "false"
  - name: deliveryMode
    value: <REPLACE-WITH-DELIVERY-MODE> # Optional. Default: "0". Values between 0 - 2.
  - name: requeueInFailure
    value: <REPLACE-WITH-REQUEUE-IN-FAILURE> # Optional. Default: "false".

Apply the configuration

Visit this guide for instructions on configuring pub/sub components.

Last modified January 30, 2021: Update mtls.md (#1118) (10c2d21)