[V9.0.4 Oct 2017]

Messaging using the REST API

You can use the messaging REST API to send and receive IBM® MQ messages. Information is currently sent to, and received from, the messaging REST API in plain text format.

Before you begin


The messaging REST API is enabled by default. You can manually disable the messaging REST API to prevent all messaging. For more information about enabling or disabling the messaging REST API, see Configuring the messaging REST API.

The messaging REST API is integrated with IBM MQ security. The caller must be authenticated to the mqweb server and must be a member of the MQWebUser role. The caller must also be authorized to access the specified queue. For more information about security for the REST API, see IBM MQ Console and REST API security.