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The Airbyte MQTT destination allows you to sync data to any MQTT system compliance with version 3.1.X. Each stream is written to the corresponding MQTT topic.


  • For Airbyte Open Source users using the Postgres source connector, upgrade your Airbyte platform to version v0.40.0-alpha or newer and upgrade your MQTT connector to the latest version

Sync overview

Output schema

Each stream will be output into a MQTT topic.

This connector writes data with JSON format (in bytes).

Each record will contain in its payload these 4 fields:

  • _airbyte_ab_id: an uuid assigned by Airbyte to each event that is processed.
  • _airbyte_emitted_at: a timestamp representing when the event was pulled from the data source.
  • _airbyte_data: a json blob representing with the event data.
  • _airbyte_stream: the name of each record's stream.


Full Refresh SyncNo
Incremental - Append SyncYes
Incremental - Append + DedupedNo

Getting started


To use the MQTT destination, you'll need:

  • A MQTT broker implementing MQTT protocol version 3.1.X.

Setup guide

Network Access

Make sure your MQTT broker can be accessed by Airbyte.


Airbyte should be allowed to write messages into topics. Based on the MQTT broker you have deployed, check if you'll need some specific permissions.

Target topics

You can determine the topics to which messages are written via the topic_pattern configuration parameter. Messages can be written to either a hardcoded, pre-defined topic, or dynamically written to different topics based on the namespace or stream they came from.

To write all messages to a single hardcoded topic, enter its name in the topic_pattern field e.g: setting topic_pattern to path1/path2/my-topic-name will write all messages from all streams and namespaces to that topic.

To define the output topics dynamically, you can leverage the {namespace} and {stream} pattern variables, which cause messages to be written to different topics based on the values present when producing the records. For example, setting the topic_pattern parameter to airbyte_syncs/{namespace}/{stream} means that messages from namespace n1 and stream s1 will get written to the topic airbyte_syncs/n1/s1, and messages from s2 to airbyte_syncs/n1/s2 etc.

Setup the MQTT destination in Airbyte

You should now have all the requirements needed to configure MQTT as a destination in the UI. You can configure the following parameters on the MQTT destination (though many of these are optional or have default values):

  • MQTT broker host
  • MQTT broker port
  • Use TLS
  • Username
  • Password
  • Topic pattern
  • Test topic
  • Client ID
  • Sync publisher
  • Connect timeout
  • Automatic reconnect
  • Clean session
  • Message retained
  • Message QoS

More info about this can be found in the OASIS MQTT standard site.

NOTE: MQTT version 5 is not supported yet.


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VersionDatePull RequestSubject
0.1.32022-09-0216263Marked password field in spec as airbyte_secret
0.1.22022-07-1214648Include lifecycle management
0.1.12022-05-2413099Fixed build's tests