AMQP 1.0 Client Library for Python

pip install uamqp==1.5.3


uAMQP for Python

An AMQP 1.0 client library for Python.


uAMQP for Python requires Python 3.6+ starting from v1.5, and Python 2.7 is no longer supported. If Python 2.7 is required, please install uAMQP v1.4.3:

$ pip install uamqp==1.4.3


Wheels are provided for most major operating systems, so you can install directly with pip:

$ pip install uamqp

If you are running a Linux distro that does not support ManyLinux1 or you need to customize the build based on your system settings and packages, you can install from source:

$ apt-get update
$ apt-get install -y build-essential libssl-dev uuid-dev cmake libcurl4-openssl-dev pkg-config python3-dev python3-pip
$ pip3 install uamqp --no-binary :all:

If you are running Alpine, you can install from source:

$ apk add --update python3 py-pip python3-dev cmake gcc g++ openssl-dev build-base
$ pip3 install uamqp --no-binary :all:

If you are running Red Hat, you can install from source:

$ yum install cmake gcc gcc-c++ make openssl-devel python3-devel
$ pip3 install uamqp --no-binary :all:


Reference documentation can be found here:

Developer Setup

In order to run the code directly, the Cython extension will need to be build first.


  • Windows: Setup a build environment.
  • Linux: Install dependencies as descriped above in the installation instructions.
  • MacOS: Install cmake using Homebrew:
$ brew install cmake

Building the extension

This project has two C library dependencies. They are vendored in this repository in these versions:

To build, start by creating a virtual environment and installing the required Python packages:

$ python -m venv env
$ env/Scripts/activate
(env)$ pip install -r dev_requirements.txt

Next, run the build command:

$ python build_ext --inplace


The tests can be run from within the virtual environment. The extension must be built first using the instructions above.

(env)$ pytest

Provide Feedback

If you encounter any bugs or have suggestions, please file an issue in the Issues section of the project.


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