The MQTT input plugin, allows to retrieve messages/data from MQTT control packets over a TCP connection. The incoming data to receive must be a JSON map.

Configuration Parameters

The plugin supports the following configuration parameters:



Listener network interface, default:


TCP port where listening for connections, default: 1883


 Specify the key where the payload key/value will be preserved.

Getting Started

In order to start listening for MQTT messages, you can run the plugin from the command line or through the configuration file:

Command Line

Since the MQTT input plugin let Fluent Bit behave as a server, we need to dispatch some messages using some MQTT client, in the following example mosquitto tool is being used for the purpose:

$ fluent-bit -i mqtt -t data -o stdout -m '*'
Fluent Bit v1.x.x
* Copyright (C) 2019-2020 The Fluent Bit Authors
* Copyright (C) 2015-2018 Treasure Data
* Fluent Bit is a CNCF sub-project under the umbrella of Fluentd

[2016/05/20 14:22:52] [ info] starting engine
[0] data: [1463775773, {"topic"=>"some/topic", "key1"=>123, "key2"=>456}]

The following command line will send a message to the MQTT input plugin:

$ mosquitto_pub  -m '{"key1": 123, "key2": 456}' -t some/topic

Configuration File

In your main configuration file append the following Input & Output sections:

    Name   mqtt
    Tag    data
    Port   1883

    Name   stdout
    Match  *

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