How To Install Apache ActiveMQ on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Install Apache ActiveMQ on Ubuntu 20.04

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Apache ActiveMQ on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. 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 installation Apache ActiveMQ on a Ubuntu 20.04 (Focal Fossa) server.

Install Apache ActiveMQ on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa

Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running these following apt commands in the terminal.

Step 2. Installing Java.

To install the open-source version of Java, run the command:

Check java version:

Step 3. Installing Apache ActiveMQ on Ubuntu 20.04.

First, download ActiveMQ from Apache office package repository:

Next, extract the downloaded folder and move its content to the /opt directory and create a folder called activemq:

After that, run the following commands below to create a username activemq as well as a group name:

Step 4. Create Apache ActiveMQ Systemd.

Run the commands below to create a service file:

After saving it, run the commands below to enable the service:

Step 5. Accessing Apache ActiveMQ.

ActiveMQ will be available on HTTP port 8161 by default. Open your favourite browser and navigate to or 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. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Apache ActiveMQ in Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa systems. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Apache ActiveMQ website.

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