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Send and receive messages without thinking about it

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Send Amazon SQS messages without really thinking about it.

1 Minute Getting Started

Send and receive a Foo message.

First, let's set our environment variable:

export MORP_DSN=morp.interface.sqs.SQS://AWS_ID:AWS_KEY@

Second, let's create a Foo class:

import morp

class Foo(morp.Message):
    def target(self):
        # this will be run when a message is consumed

Third, let's start our message consumer

$ morp --quiet

Fourth, let's send a message:

f = Foo()
f.some_field = 1
f.some_other_field = 2

And we're done, take a look in the example folder for the actual code.


You configure your connection using a dsn in the form:


So, to connect to SQS, you would do:


You can also override some default values like region and read_lock:



If you would like to encrypt all your messages, you can pass in a key argument to your dsn that either contains a key or a path to a key file and Morp will take care of encrypting and decrypting the messages for you transparently.

Let's just modify our dsn to pass in our key:


That's it, every message will now be encrypted on send and decrypted on receive.

Amazon KMS

What if you want to use Amazon's Key Management Service? Then just set the KmsMasterKeyId value on your dsn:


You can also use your own key by using the key ID, which would be a value like: XXXXXXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXXXXXXXXXXX as the value for KmsMasterKeyId

Environment configuration


By default every message will be sent, if you just want to test functionality without actually sending the message you can set this environment variable to turn off all the queues.

MORP_DISABLED = 1 # queue is off
MORP_DISABLED = 0 # queue is on


By default, the queue name is just the class name, but if you would like to have that prefixed with something (eg, prod or dev) then you can set this environment variable and it will be prefixed to the queue name.


If you set the environment variable MORP_DSN with your connection dsn, morp will automatically configure itself on first import.


I would like to have multiple queues

By default, Morp will send any message from any morp.Message derived class to Message.get_name(), you can override this behavior by giving your child class a .name attribute:

class childMsg(morp.Message):
    name = "custom-queue-name"

Now, you can have the Morp command line consumer read from that queue instead:

$ morp --quiet="" custom-queue-name


Use pip to install the latest stable version:

pip install morp

To install the development version:

pip install -U "git+"

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