Deny Root Wildcard Subscriptions Extension
Security Extension
Purpose: Security
Version: 4.0.0    |   License: Apache v2
Provider: HiveMQ    |   Verified: yes


This extension denies any subscription to the root wildcard topic. In general, root wildcard subscribers tend to be a bottleneck in many scenarios.


  1. Unzip the downloaded zip file
  2. Copy the folder hivemq-deny-wildcard-extension to your [HIVEMQ_HOME]/extensions folder
  3. Done


No configuration needed, works out of the box.

First Steps

After the extension is installed start HiveMQ. Now no client is allowed to subscribe to #.

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