In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Apache ActiveMQ on CentOS 8. For those of you who didn’t know, Apache ActiveMQ is a free, multi-protocol, Java-based message broker software written in Java. It supports industry-standard protocols that allow communication between separate applications.
This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘
sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you through the step by step install Apache ActiveMQ on CentOS 8 system.
Install Apache ActiveMQ on CentOS 8
Step 1. First, let’s start by ensuring your system is up-to-date.
Step 2. Installing Java.
Apache ActiveMQ is a Java-based application so Java must be installed in your system:
Download the latest version of ActiveMQ from their official website. You can download it using the following command:
Once downloaded, extract the downloaded file:
Next, create an ActiveMQ user for running the service:
We’ll create a Systemd unit file for managing Apache ActiveMQ service:
Add the following lines:
Save the file. Then reload the systemd manager configuration to read the newly created service, using the following command:
You will need to allow port 80 and 8161 through firewalld. You can allow them with the following command:
ActiveMQ will be available on HTTP port 8161 by default. Open your favorite browser and navigate to
http://your-server-ip/8161/admin/ and you should be prompted for a username and password. The default is admin/admin
Congratulations! You have successfully installed Apache ActiveMQ on CentOS 8. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Apache ActiveMQ on CentOS 8 systems. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Apache ActiveMQ website.