Azure Service Bus does support the Advanced Message Queuing Protocol (AMQP) 1.0 protocol. It is a comprehensive messaging protocol and is typically used where reliability and interoperability are key. It provides a wide range of messaging features such as reliable queuing, publish-subscribe, transactions etc. Since Azure Service Bus supports this, I was looking for a way to leverage it within my Python code. It was a little trickier than I first expected as there are differences between Python v2.7 and Python v3.0
For this to work with Python you have to use the Apache Qpid Proton library.
pip install python-qpid-proton
When connecting to Azure Service Bus to use AMQP you will need to create a connection string that looks like:
The key parts here are the keyname and key. You can get these from your Azure Service Bus. By default there will be a root shared access key.
So an example string will look like:
The code snippet for python v2.7 is pretty simple
Now you may run into an issue with the authentication mechanism and so, if you do, the following should work. The allowed_mechs property allows you to alter the default mechanism. This works for Python 3 and also for Python 2.