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From "Aaron Mulder" <>
Subject Re: ActiveMQ & Camel
Date Tue, 08 Jul 2008 12:16:29 GMT
To be a little more specific, in ActiveMQ > 5.1.0, you can set a
username and password on the Camel ActiveMQComponent that's described
on the page James pointed to.  In ActiveMQ <= 5.1.0, you need to
configure the ActiveMQConnectionFactory as one bean and set the
username and password on that one, and then configure the
ActiveMQComponent or JMSComponent as a separate bean that refers to
the connection factory (or just make the factory an embedded bean
definition within the component if you like).  There's an example of
that syntax (though it doesn't show username and password properties)
on this page:


On Tue, Jul 8, 2008 at 7:13 AM, James Strachan <> wrote:
> You can customize the activemq component in your spring.xml to specify
> the user/password and to switch from the default TCP transport to use
> VM if you prefer. See...
> 2008/7/8 Yari <>:
>> Hi everyone,
>> i started working on ActiveMQ for a few days and i wanna share an experience
>> i found out to be interesting (and could save a lot of time) to other
>> people.The project i work on required JAAS, for authentication and
>> authorization, as well as Camel, in order to integrate Enterprise
>> Integration Patterns. We decided to start building what we need with a
>> simple content based router using the EL scripting language.
>> So the first thing was to download the camel-juel jar from
>> and saved in the activemq lib/ directory.
>> Then we edited the activemq.xml configuration with:
>>        <camelContext id="camel"
>> xmlns="">
>>                <route>
>>                    <from uri="activemq:QUEUE.FOO"/>
>>                    <choice>
>>                        <when>
>>                                <el>${in.headers['TESTHEADER'] == 'TEST' }</el>
>>                                <to uri="activemq:QUEUE.BAR"/>
>>                        </when>
>>                        <otherwise>
>>                                <to uri="activemq:QUEUE.BUZZ"/>
>>                        </otherwise>
>>                    </choice>
>>                </route>
>>        </camelContext>
>> and we tried starting the broker, and everything was fine, the routing was
>> able to dispatch to the correct queue based on headers (so messages with
>> TESTHEADER equals to TEST were dispatched to QUEUE.BAR, everything else to
>> We then tried to enable JAAS authentication and authorization with:
>> <plugins>
>>  <jaasAuthenticationPlugin configuration="activemq-domain" />
>> </plugins>
>> setting everything up like explained in
>> When we tried to start the broker we end up with:
>> java.lang.SecurityException: User name or password is invalid
>> (and a bunch of stack traces)
>> After a lot of work we were able to understand that, when Camel is started
>> it tries to connect to the broker in order to create queues and topic
>> required for routing (in the above example to create QUEUE.FOO,
>> QUEUE.BAR,QUEUE.BUZZ). Obviously, since there's an authorization required to
>> access the broker, and you can't provide Camel with a username and a
>> password (or at least we weren't able to find a way to do that), it cannot
>> authenticate and so it cannot do anything
>> Just to save some work to some of you, remember that you cannot provide
>> Camel with connection informations as well, so, for example, if you have a
>> machine with an IP and you change:
>>        <transportConnectors>
>>                <transportConnector name="openwire"     uri="tcp://localhost:61616"
>> />
>>        </transportConnectors>
>> ,which will bind your broker to both and, to
>>        <transportConnectors>
>>                <transportConnector name="openwire"     uri="tcp://"
>> />
>>        </transportConnectors>
>> Camel won't work as well, because it won't be able to connect to the broker,
>> so it won't be able to install routes.
>> So we ended up disabling JAAS plugin, in order to be able to use Camel. Now
>> i have some questions:
>> 1) Is there any way to pass a username and a password to Camel? and if it
>> isn't, is there any plan to implement such feature?
>> 2) why is Camel using a TCP connection instead of direct methods invocation?
>> 3) is there any documentation about this problem which maybe i missed?
>> best regards,
>> Yari
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