Posted On: Jul 27, 2020

Amazon MQ now supports LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol), enabling you to authenticate and authorize Amazon MQ users using directory services like Microsoft Active Directory. LDAP support simplifies authentication and access control for Amazon MQ brokers. You can now authenticate your Amazon MQ users through the credentials stored in your LDAP server. You can also add, delete, and modify Amazon MQ users and assign permissions to topics and queues.  

Amazon MQ is a managed message broker service for Apache ActiveMQ that makes it easy to set up and operate message brokers in the cloud. Message brokers allow different software systems–often using different programming languages, and on different platforms–to communicate and exchange information. With Amazon MQ, you can use industry standard APIs and protocols for messaging, including JMS, NMS, AMQP, STOMP, MQTT, and WebSocket. You can easily move from any message broker that uses these standards to Amazon MQ because you don’t have to rewrite any messaging code in your applications. 

LDAP support for Amazon MQ is available now at no additional charge in all AWS regions where Amazon MQ is available. You can get started with Amazon MQ using the AWS Management Console, AWS Command Line Interface (CLI), or an AWS SDK, and launch a new throughput-optimized broker in minutes. For more information, see the Amazon MQ product page and developer guide