7.2. Secure Transport Protocols

Overview

Red Hat AMQ provides a common framework for adding SSL/TLS security to its transport protocols. All of the transport protocols discussed here are secured using the JSSE framework and most of their configuration settings are shared.

Transport protocols

Table 7.1, “Secure Transport Protocols” shows the transport protocols that can be secured using SSL/TLS.

Table 7.1. Secure Transport Protocols

URLDescription
ssl://Host:PortEndpoint URL for Openwire over TCP/IP, where the socket layer is secured using SSL or TLS.
https://Host:PortEndpoint URL for Openwire over HTTP, where the socket layer is secured using SSL or TLS.
stomp+ssl://Host:PortEndpoint URL for Stomp over TCP/IP, where the socket layer is secured using SSL or TLS.
mqtt+nio+ssl://Host:PortEndpoint URL for MQTT over Java NIO, where the socket layer is secured using SSL or TLS.

Verify Host Name

Disabled by default, you can enable the capability of verifying the host name on the transport configuration by using a URL parameter as follows:
ssl://localhost:61616?transport.verifyHostName=true
To enable on the client side, use the following:
ssl://localhost:61616?socket.verifyHostName=true
Important
It is especially important to enable this option to prevent against man-in-the-middle attacks, particularly in locked down systems.