Chapter 6. Security

6.1. Connecting with a user and password

AMQ .NET can authenticate connections with a user and password.

To specify the credentials used for authentication, set the user and password fields in the connection URL.

Example: Connecting with a user and password

Address addr = new Address("amqp://<user>:<password>");
Connection conn = new Connection(addr);

6.2. Configuring SASL authentication

Client connections to remote peers may exchange SASL user name and password credentials. The presence of the user field in the connection URI controls this exchange. If user is specified then SASL credentials are exchanged; if user is absent then the SASL credentials are not exchanged.

By default the client supports EXTERNAL, PLAIN, and ANONYMOUS SASL mechanisms.

6.3. Configuring an SSL/TLS transport

Secure communication with servers is achieved using SSL/TLS. A client may be configured for SSL/TLS Handshake only or for SSL/TLS Handshake and client certificate authentication. See the Managing Certificates section for more information.


TLS Server Name Indication (SNI) is handled automatically by the client library. However, SNI is signaled only for addresses that use the amqps transport scheme where the host is a fully qualified domain name or a host name. SNI is not signaled when the host is a numeric IP address.