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    Azure Core AMQP client library for AMQP operations

    Library that provides common functionality for different Azure Javascript libraries using amqp protocol. Some of the common functionalities include:

    • CBS Auth
    • Request-Response link for sending request and receiving response over AMQP
    • Error translation of different AMQP error codes.
    • Creation of ConnectionConfig by parsing the connection-string
    • AMQP message header and message property transformation
    • AMQP message data transformation (encoding/decoding) that most AMQP based Azure services use for communication
    • RetryPolicy for retrying different operations

    Getting started


    • Node.js version: 6.x or higher.
    • We would still encourage you to install the latest available LTS version at any given time from https://nodejs.org. It is a good practice to always install the latest available LTS version of node.js.
    • Installing node.js on Windows or macOS is very simple with available installers on the node.js website. If you are using a linux based OS, then you can find easy to follow, one step installation instructions over here.


    • Installing this library
    npm install @azure/amqp-common
    • rhea-promise is a peer dependency. You need to explicitly install this library as a dependency in your application.


    This sdk has been developed in TypeScript and has good source code documentation. It is highly recommended to use vscode or any other IDE that provides better intellisense and exposes the full power of source code documentation.

    Key concepts

    This SDK houses core AMQP common related functionality in use bu Azure SDKs that use the protocol.


    Please take a look at the samples directory for detailed samples. You can run the samples by cloning the repo or copy pasting the below sample in your sample.js file.

    - git clone https://github.com/Azure/azure-sdk-for-js.git
    cd azure-sdk-for-js/sdk/core/amqp-common
    - npm i
    - npm i -g typescript  #This is optional. However it is useful to have typescript installed globally on your box 
    - npm i -g ts-node     #This is optional. However it is useful to have ts-node installed globally on your box 
    # Make sure to set the environment variables and then run 
    - ts-node ./samples/cbsAuth.ts

    The samples below are generic for EventHubs and Servicebus. You can find EventHub specific samples, in the samples directory.

    Example 1 - CBS (Claims Based Authorization Specification) example

    You can find more information about cbs authorization over here.

    NOTE: The code block below has been later referred to as "./cbsAuth".

    const { ConnectionContextBase, ConnectionConfig, CbsResponse } = require("@azure/amqp-common");
    const dotenv = require("dotenv");
    dotenv.config(); // Optional for loading environment configuration from a .env (config) file
    export const str = process.env.CONNECTION_STRING || "";
    export const path = process.env.ENTITY_PATH;
    export const connectionConfig = ConnectionConfig.create(str, path);
    const parameters = {
      config: connectionConfig,
      connectionProperties: {
        product: "MSJSClient",
        userAgent: "/js-amqp-common",
        version: "0.1.0"
    export const connectionContext = ConnectionContextBase.create(parameters);
     * audience The entity token audience in one of the following forms:
     * - **ServiceBus**
     *    - **Sender**
     *        - `"sb://<yournamespace>.servicebus.windows.net/<queue-name>"`
     *        - `"sb://<yournamespace>.servicebus.windows.net/<topic-name>"`
     *    - **Receiver**
     *         - `"sb://<yournamespace>.servicebus.windows.net/<queue-name>"`
     *         - `"sb://<yournamespace>.servicebus.windows.net/<topic-name>"`
     *    - **ManagementClient**
     *         - `"sb://<your-namespace>.servicebus.windows.net/<queue-name>/$management"`.
     *         - `"sb://<your-namespace>.servicebus.windows.net/<topic-name>/$management"`.
     * - **EventHubs**
     *     - **Sender**
     *          - `"sb://<yournamespace>.servicebus.windows.net/<hubName>"`
     *          - `"sb://<yournamespace>.servicebus.windows.net/<hubName>/Partitions/<partitionId>"`.
     *     - **Receiver**
     *         - `"sb://<your-namespace>.servicebus.windows.net/<event-hub-name>/ConsumerGroups/<consumer-group-name>/Partitions/<partition-id>"`.
     *     - **ManagementClient**
     *         - `"sb://<your-namespace>.servicebus.windows.net/<event-hub-name>/$management"`.
    export async function authenticate(audience, closeConnection = false) {
      await connectionContext.cbsSession.init();
      const tokenObject = await connectionContext.tokenProvider.getToken(audience);
      const result = await connectionContext.cbsSession.negotiateClaim(audience, tokenObject);
      console.log(`Result is: ${result}`);
      if (closeConnection) {
        await connectionContext.connection.close();
        console.log("Successfully closed the connection.");
      return result;
    //Audience is for an EventHub or ServiceBus sender.
    // You can uncomment the following line and just run this sample, if required.
    // authenticate(`${config.endpoint}${path}`).catch((err) => console.log(err));

    Example 2 - Send a message

    Building on the above mentioned cbs auth sample, after authentication, we can send a message to EventHub or ServiceBus.

    const dotenv = require("dotenv");
    dotenv.config(); // Optional for loading environment configuration from a .env (config) file
    const { Sender, SenderOptions, EventContext, Message, Delivery } = require("rhea-promise");
    const { authenticate, connectionContext, connectionConfig, path } = require("./cbsAuth");
    async function main() {
      await authenticate(`${connectionConfig.endpoint}${path}`);
      const senderName = "sender-1";
      const senderOptions = {
        name: senderName,
        target: {
          // Address for EventHub Sender, it can be "<EventHubName>" or "<EventHubName>/Partitions/<PartitionId>"
          // For ServiceBus Queue, it will be "<QueueName>"
          address: `${path}`
        onError: (context) => {
          const senderError = context.sender && context.sender.error;
          if (senderError) {
              ">>>>> [%s] An error occurred for sender '%s': %O.",
        onSessionError: (context) => {
          const sessionError = context.session && context.session.error;
          if (sessionError) {
              ">>>>> [%s] An error occurred for session of sender '%s': %O.",
      const sender = await connectionContext.connection.createSender(senderOptions);
      const message = {
        body: "Hello World!!",
        message_id: "12343434343434"
      const delivery = await sender.send(message);
      console.log(">>>>>[%s] Delivery id: ", connectionContext.connection.id, delivery.id);
      await sender.close();
      await connectionContext.connection.close();
    main().catch((err) => console.log(err));

    Example 3 - Receiving a message

    Building on the auth sample, post authentication we can receive messages from an EventHub or ServiceBus.

    // Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
    // Licensed under the MIT License. See License.txt in the project root for license information.
    const dotenv = require("dotenv");
    dotenv.config(); // Optional for loading environment configuration from a .env (config) file
    const {
    = require("rhea-promise");
    const { authenticate, connectionContext, connectionConfig, path } = require("./cbsAuth");
    async function main() {
      await authenticate(`${connectionConfig.endpoint}${path}`);
      const receiverName = "receiver-1";
      const filterClause = `amqp.annotation.x-opt-enqueued-time > '${Date.now() - 3600 * 1000}'`; // Get messages from the past hour
      const receiverAddress = `${path}/ConsumerGroups/$default/Partitions/0`; // For ServiceBus "<QueueName>"
      const receiverOptions = {
        name: receiverName,
        source: {
          address: receiverAddress,
          filter: {
            // May not be required for ServiceBus. The current example is for EventHubs.
            "apache.org:selector-filter:string": types.wrap_described(filterClause, 0x468c00000004)
        onSessionError: (context) => {
          const sessionError = context.session && context.session.error;
          if (sessionError) {
              ">>>>> [%s] An error occurred for session of receiver '%s': %O.",
      const receiver = await connectionContext.connection.createReceiver(receiverOptions);
      receiver.on(ReceiverEvents.message, (context) => {
        console.log("Received message: %O", context.message);
      receiver.on(ReceiverEvents.receiverError, (context) => {
        const receiverError = context.receiver && context.receiver.error;
        if (receiverError) {
            ">>>>> [%s] An error occurred for receiver '%s': %O.",
      // sleeping for 2 mins to let the receiver receive messages and then closing it.
      await delay(120000);
      await receiver.close();
      await connectionContext.connection.close();
    main().catch((err) => console.log(err));


    You can set the following environment variable to get the debug logs.

    • Getting debug logs from the Event Hub SDK
    export DEBUG=azure:amqp-common*
    • Getting debug logs from the Event Hub SDK and the protocol level library.
    export DEBUG=azure:amqp-common*,rhea*
    • If you are not interested in viewing the message transformation (which consumes lot of console/disk space) then you can set the DEBUG environment variable as follows:
    export DEBUG=azure:amqp-common*,rhea*,-rhea:raw,-rhea:message,-azure:amqp-common:datatransformer
    • If you are interested only in errors, then you can set the DEBUG environment variable as follows:
    export DEBUG=azure-amqp-common:error,rhea-promise:error,rhea:events,rhea:frames,rhea:io,rhea:flow

    Logging to a file

    • Set the DEBUG environment variable as shown above and then run your test script as follows:
      • Logging statements from you test script go to out.log and logging statement from the sdk go to debug.log.
        node your-test-script.js > out.log 2>debug.log
      • Logging statements from your test script and the sdk go to the same file out.log by redirecting stderr to stdout (&1), and then redirect stdout to a file:
        node your-test-script.js >out.log 2>&1
      • Logging statements from your test script and the sdk go to the same file out.log.
          node your-test-script.js &> out.log

    Next steps

    Please take a look at Examples section above to use the package.


    This project welcomes contributions and suggestions. Most contributions require you to agree to a Contributor License Agreement (CLA) declaring that you have the right to, and actually do, grant us the rights to use your contribution. For details, visit https://cla.microsoft.com.

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